Office of Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations is responsible for coordinating legislative activities at the state and federal levels of government, including the ϡȱ General Assembly, the Office of the Governor, the U.S. Congress and other relevant units of government.

At the state level, the office deals with operating and capital budget issues as well as a broad range of legislative policy issues related to higher education. At the national level, the office works with members of ϡȱ’s Congressional Delegation to advocate for the ϡȱ’s federal priorities.

Located across from the ϡȱ State House in Annapolis, the office of government relations works to ensure that the ϡȱ’s priorities are shared with key policy leaders. The office also keeps the ϡȱ community informed of important issues and assists faculty, staff and students with legislative advocacy.

As legislative issues arise that either support and further ϡȱ policies and goals or run counter to them, the government relations office assists in the identification of these issues and provides advice to the ϡȱ Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, ϡȱ Presidents, faculty, staff and students.

The ϡȱ State Relations Council is comprised of a representative from each of the ϡȱ member institutions as well as ϡȱ government relations staff. The council meets every Friday during the legislative session and periodically during the interim to collaborate on higher education policy issues. Institution-specific issues are pursued by the institutional representatives with assistance and support from ϡȱ government relations staff.

This site is designed to help inform those interested in the legislative issues affecting the ϡȱ and the broader higher education community.


Susan Lawrence
Vice Chancellor for Government Relations

Andy Clark
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Government Relations

LaTroy Mayes
Office Assistant


Office of Government Relations
9 State Circle, Suite 201
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410.269.5085
Fax 301.261.2653

For additional or more specific information concerning ϡȱ Government Relations activities, contact us at 410.269.5085.