Federal Relations / D.C. Office

Michael A. Waring directs the University of Michigan's Washington, D.C. Office. Located three blocks south of the Capitol, it serves as a liaison between the University and the federal government, public policy makers and national organizations to provide national leadership in matters affecting higher education and research.

The Washington, D.C. Staff directly serves University faculty, staff and students, as well as members of Congress and federal government offices and agencies.

In addition to our Government Relations staff, the Washington staff includes a member from the Office of Research:
Kristina Ko,
Senior Director of Federal Relations for Research, UM Washington Office.
Additional information regarding federal support for U-M's research activities, please visit http://www.research.umich.edu/federal-relations-research

Activities include monitoring legislation of interest to universities; facilitating congressional and administration meetings and issue briefings for UM faculty and staff; providing office space for University people on business in Washington; and serving as a clearinghouse on government activities, places, people and employment opportunities.

Congressional inquiries are handled concerning the University's academic and research activities and its views on pending legislation.