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Increasing Influence and Shaping Policy for an Academic Institution

Increasing Influence and Shaping Policy for an Academic Institution

Goal:

Develop relationships with Congress to raise profile of institution and pursue support for a new center.

Results:

Created Strategic Roadmap listing key targets and developed messaging that would resonate with each one

Organized meetings with each target to introduce the institution and new center concept and start to build support

Targeted Members of Congress from the home state and key committees of jurisdiction and showed the value to the nation of the new center

Planned on-site tours and meetings

Wrote legislative language to include in the Defense Appropriations bill to provide Congressional backing for the center

Developed strong relationships for the institution