State Relations

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The Office of Government Relations represents Kennesaw State University at the Georgia State Capitol. Through purposeful engagement with Georgia’s elected officials and agency leaders, we advocate for KSU interests to procure state resources and contribute to the university’s overall growth and advancement. With nearly 95% of first-year students coming from 136 Georgia counties, we connect with elected officials from all areas of the state to highlight KSU’s impact on their local communities. In coordination with the University System of Georgia, we work with the Office of the Governor, members of the Georgia General Assembly, and other elected officials to secure funding for small capital and major projects. In addition, throughout the legislative session, we monitor policy and fiscal proposals that may directly or indirectly affect KSU students, faculty, staff, or research interests. 

When applicable, we may also pursue partnerships between the university and state agencies for projects set to benefit regional communities or all of Georgia. This includes utilizing the university’s many experts, capabilities, and resources to support state initiatives. We may also recommend KSU experts and students to testify before state legislative committees or participate in state study committees.