University Advancement Government Relations
BU's government relations arm of the Advancement Division acts as an advocate for the university on the federal, state and local levels, as well as serving as the principal liaison and point of contact between the university and all levels of government. Its advocacy includes:
- monitoring legislation related to higher education
- working with legislators and their staffs to influence public policy
- and helping to increase awareness of the university's research and educational programs
Government relations is also available to help the campus community in a variety of ways. As the principal liaison between the university and all elected officials, government relations can help you navigate the political process, host elected officials both on and off campus and track legislation.
If you would like to invite an elected official to campus, get involved in the legislative process or ask a question about the university's involvement in the political process in general, please contact Jim Hollister, assistant VP of external relations, at (570) 389-4655.