The new UD Office of Federal Relations website.

Government connections

University of Delaware government relations websites now live


1:19 p.m., May 15, 2012--The University of Delaware offices that maintain connections with the local, state and federal governments now have an enhanced digital presence on their new websites, and

The Office of Government-State Relations and the Office of Federal Relations work with city, county, state and federal elected officials and their staffs to build productive partnerships and serve as the University community’s liaisons to government decision makers.  

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UD President Patrick T. Harker announced March 2 that he will step down as president to become president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. His new appointment is effective July 1.

Presidential message

In a message to the University of Delaware community, President Patrick T. Harker announced today that he is stepping down as president to become president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, effective July 1.

On the sites, users can read UD news and events with a connection to government, find contact info for government officials, ask a question of government relations staffers and more.

“There are so many remarkable people, enlightening events and fascinating projects happening on our campuses. This site will help us showcase them to legislators, whose decisions impact us every day.” said Jennifer (J.J.) Davis, vice president for finance and administration.

Each site allows users to sign up for updates on government-related happenings.  The Federal Relations site also features a blog, written by Angie Anderson, director of federal relations, intended to keep UD faculty, staff and students up to date on the actions of Congress and the administration.

“The website is an important addition to our efforts to build and maintain connections with federal offices and government funding sources,” said Mark Barteau, senior vice provost for research and strategic initiatives.

Barteau calls the establishment of UD's Office of Federal Relations in Washington an invaluable addition that expands opportunities for growing the UD research enterprise by ensuring the University is engaged with government agencies, members of Congress and higher education associations.

"This website will help inform and connect the UD community to these efforts," he said.

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