Government & Community Relations

Government and Community Relations, in the Office of the Secretary of the University, serves the interests of the University of Arizona with elected and appointed officials, government agencies and bodies, and their staffs. The division is comprised of Community, State, Tribal, and Federal Relations.

As the University’s principal government advocate, Government and Community Relations aims to:

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with policymakers
  • Identify issues of interest to the campus community
  • Inform University administration of emerging policies
  • Establish the University’s agenda when interacting with all levels of government
  • Promote the University’s land-grant mission as a key resource to state and federal stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with policymakers

Advocacy efforts are conducted in collaboration with and under the direction of the Executive Office of the President.