Office of Special Projects & Initiatives
The Office of Government Relations
The Office of Government Relations serves as the primary liaison with the federal, state, and local governments. The Office cultivates and sustains relationships with legislative and executive branch officials and their offices in support of strategic institutional initiatives and priority projects.
The work of the Office entails tracking and monitoring legislation, analyzing public policy, and educating the institution's administrators, faculty members, and students regarding topics that pertain to higher education. In this way, the Office helps to inform advocacy efforts of its internal constituents on matters that align with and are representative of the institution's mission and strategic plan.
Director of Government Relations
The Director of Government Relations serves as the primary government relations officer for the institution and thereby cultivates and sustains relationships on behalf of the institution with elected officials and their offices and advises the President on public policy and legislation. The Director also provides essential project management to advance priority institutional initiatives and help ensure effective communication with internal and external constituents.
Additionally, the Director writes and edits speeches, reports, proposals, correspondence, and government documents on behalf of senior leadership, to include the Office of the President and the Executive Team. The Director also serves as the liaison with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research to assist administrators and faculty members in securing public funding. The Director serves on the President's Senior Leadership Team.