Chapter 9: Faculty as Representatives of the University/Service

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9.B Government Relations

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The Office of the Vice President for Government Relations represents the University to communities throughout the state and to local, state, and federal governments.

Government relations:

  • Offices in Ann Arbor, Washington, D.C., and Lansing, as well as alumni contacts in state and federal legislatures.
  • See section 9.F “Lobbying.”

Office of State Outreach:

  • Disseminates information about the University’s statewide commitments and seeks to enhance the University’s presence and service to the state.

Community Relations:

  • Works with government, civic, and business leaders in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan to foster cooperation and positive town-gown relations.

The U-M Health System also has a government relations officer.