About Government Relations

Vice President Cynthia H. Wilbanks oversees the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations.

University officials monitor federal and state legislation that impacts or involves higher education. Officials work with elected officials and government agencies in providing information and research findings that may assist their policy work.

We have offices in Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Washington, D.C.

  • U-M & A2
    5/11/15 The U-M Community Relations office has launched a new website that shows facts and figures explaining how the university is an integral part of the Ann Arbor community, and more.

  • U-M releases results of campus climate survey on sexual misconduct. U-Record article has links to survey and report.

  • Mott Children's Hospital has released results from a national poll and a video detailing the public's view of powdered alcohol. See poll

  • U-M among the Princeton Review's 353 Green Colleges U-Record article

  • House Reps: Where Did They Go to College? from National Journal, (they missed a couple, we actually have 10)

  • Government Relations is proud to salute our colleague Dr. Veronica Johnson who has established an Internship at the UM School of Information (Veronica Wilkerson Johnson Internship Award). 

  • U-M maintained its ranking at No. 6 on Kiplinger's list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2015. Read More

  • You can learn more about the State’s higher education appropriations process by joining the Alumni Association’s Legislative Advocacy program.

  • The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers was named the best hospital in Michigan by the U.S. News & World Report.

  • U-M provides Guidelines for Political Campaigns and Ballot Initiatives.

  • A New website from Michigan Creative, U-M + Detroit, shows the committment of U-M to the City of Detroit.
    The Detroit Center is the base of operations for many of U–M's Detroit–focused programs

U-M class teaching Detroiters how to buy, fix homes

By Greta Guest, Michigan News

Peter Allen, an adjunct lecturer at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, started a summer class recently at U-M's Detroit Center on Woodward Avenue, teaching 18 students who come from all corners of the city and want to be part of Detroit's turnaround.

"This class is going to whet your appetite and hopefully change your mindset," Allen said. "I'm going to help you not just buy and sell your house one day, but learn how to help build a lively, walkable neighborhood."
U-Record Article