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State Relations

Charles Kruzansky
Charles Kruzansky

Charles Kruzansky

Associate Vice President for Government Relations

Cornell University
126 State Street, Suite 200
Albany, NY 12207-1637

The Office of State Government Relations, located only a few blocks from the heart of the New York State government in Albany, New York, represents Cornell University before the executive and legislative branches of state government and among other stakeholders to secure state funding and otherwise advance university priorities.

Our office coordinates visits to campus for state legislators, arranges meetings with state officials for campus faculty and staff, and coordinates events that bring students to the New York State Capitol to speak with legislators and key staff about higher-education issues.


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