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Establishing Government Affairs Engagement Plan for Academic Institution

Establishing Government Affairs Engagement Plan for Academic Institution

Goal:

Learn the government system and where to engage while promoting new Technology and Computer Informatics Center for the institution.

Results:

Listened to priorities and devised plan for engagement, including targeting on the federal and state levels of government, advocacy, education, relationship development and events

Organized meetings and events with the target list of legislators and built long-term relationships, reputation and trust

Created the message to demonstrate the need for collaboration with government in education and innovative technology

Explained the need for construction funds to meet student demand and benefit entire region of the state

Organized tours of facility with public officials

$225,000 award

Obtained state and national recognition through media events and newly developed relationships