The Government Relations Office represents Oregon State University (OSU) with federal, state, and local governments. The Office assists the OSU community in its interactions with Oregon legislators, the Governor's office, the Oregon University System, and state and local officials and agencies. The Government Relations Office promotes OSU with all public officials and responds to their inquiries and concerns. In the area of federal relations, the Office represents OSU with members of Congress and executive branch agencies and advocates for OSU by direct lobbying and by providing opportunities for the OSU community to interact with federal officials both in Oregon and in Washington, D.C. The goals of the office include promoting funding for federal research and student financial aid as well as weighing in on relevant public policy debates. Jonathan S. (Jock) Mills has served as OSU's Director of Government Relations since 2000.
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