Office of the Vice President

Welcome to the Office of Government Relations (GR) at Texas A&M University. Through the Office of the President, and in coordination with The Texas A&M University System Offices of State and Federal Relations, our goal is to elevate the position of this unique and dynamic institution in the federal and state government arenas.

What we do

Our efforts coalesce to provide increased and broader opportunities to promote and achieve Texas A&M’s core mission and dedication to the discovery, development, communication and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields (see Texas A&M’s full mission statement). In a more tangible sense, GR serves as a champion of Texas A&M University through engagement with policymakers at the federal and state levels, to secure resources and influence policy actions that bolster the university’s capacity to continue providing the highest quality education to students and in its service to the citizens of the state, the nation and the world.

We are intentional about promoting and identifying pathways for policymakers to gain access to, and insight from, Texas A&M’s vast breadth of expertise in order to generate new ideas and solutions to the problems facing the state and nation.

As Texas A&M’s liaison with elected state officials, members of Congress and national associations efforts (e.g., AAU, APLU, and others) seeking to support and bolster the mission of Texas A&M and higher education, our office works to better position Texas A&M regarding higher education issues and provide analysis on vital legislative policy matters that can broadly impact the university community.

Our office also serves as the conduit for visits to campus by State and Federal Congressional members. We work in unison with other units throughout campus to develop, coordinate and execute itineraries for these visits that might include tours across campus that highlight the tremendous educational activities occurring at Texas A&M that provide students with cutting edge experiences that will ultimately impact their lives, and the citizens of Texas and nation.