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Government and Community Relations

Working from offices in Washington, DC, in Albany, and on the Ithaca campus, the Office of Government and Community Relations serves as the liaison between the university and government and other stakeholders at the state, federal, and community levels.

  • Federal Government Relations represents Cornell University’s interests before the federal government and educates the Cornell community about relevant federal government policies and actions. The staff promotes federal government partnerships with Cornell, advocating in support of the strategic priorities and initiatives of the university.
  • State Government Relations represents Cornell’s interests before state government and advocates in support of Cornell’s educational, research, and public engagement missions. The staff also works to inform the Cornell community about relevant state government policies and actions.
  • Community Relations represents Cornell’s interests before local community organizations and governments. The staff works with communities that might be affected by Cornell projects, gathering their input to ensure mutual success. Community Relations also partners with educational institutions and communities throughout the region to help improve quality of life.


Staff List