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.

  • Rankings: U-M Hospital care; Best in Michigan. World Reputation Rankings; 15th in the world.

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

  • The Detroit Center is the base of operations for many of U–M's Detroit–focused programs

Senator Gary Peters delivers maiden speech on senate floor


Senator Gary Peters giving his first major address given on the Senate floor on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. We appreciate his references to the University of Michigan, and the need to invest in universities as generators of the new ideas and innovation that will propel the state, the nation, and the world.
Detroit News article