The Office of Government Relations acts as Kennesaw State University’s chief liaison between federal policymakers and national education and research policy organizations. These partnerships, particularly those established with our congressional delegation, are essential as we work to convey to federal leaders the University’s current priorities and initiatives as well as long term goals for growth and expansion. In working to guarantee the advancement and continuation of such objectives, the Office of Government Relations is responsible for monitoring legislative proposals and policies that may impact KSU students, faculty, staff, or research interests either directly or indirectly. These proposals and policies may concern our University, our partners or affiliates, or higher education nationwide and therefore require streamlined communication with federal officials. In addition, the Office of Government Relations coordinates on-campus visits and D.C.-based events to optimize in-person engagement with federal officials and their staff.
As the principal advocacy arm for an R2 designated institution, the Office of Government Relations works to provide faculty with timely information regarding federal funding opportunities and may assist with letters of support for grant proposals. To further enhance the University’s visibility on the federal level, the Office of Government Relations also connects federal policymakers with KSU experts and students for the purposes of providing testimony before congressional panels, briefing members of Congress and their staff on relevant topics, or participating in conference calls or discussion panels.