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Office of Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations serves as a liaison between the University and the Governor’s Office, the Ohio General Assembly, Ohio Board of Regents, the United States Congress, state, and federal agencies.

In this capacity, the office initiates and coordinates, with the Office of Legal Affairs and others, the development of legislative proposals for consideration; coordinates University responses to proposed legislation, rules, and regulations; communicates the University’s position on legislative proposals to the proper officials; assists the President and members of President’s staff in helping shape the University’s legislative agendas at the state and federal levels.

The Office also plans and develops the institution’s response to proposed legislation; develops and maintains effective relationships with governmental agencies and officials at the local, state, and federal levels; analyzes and assesses legislative, administrative, and regulatory activities related to University programs; and works on questions of faculty, student, and staff concern as they relate to governmental issues.