Welcome to the Office of Governmental Relations’ website. The Office of Governmental Relations reports directly to the Kansas State University President, Richard Linton. Daily interaction with elected and appointed officials and staff is an essential part of our office operation. Our effectiveness is based not only upon our knowledge of the structure and functions of the governmental entities, but also upon a keen awareness of the political culture and those involved in the political process. The primary goal of our office is to generate the appropriate financial support to further our mission as the state of Kansas’s Land Grant University.
Kansas State University’s long-standing policy and procedures state that official University governmental contacts will be made by faculty and staff through the Office of Governmental Relations. This provides the elected officials and staff one point of contact and one voice for the University. The Office of Governmental Relations represents K-State before committees of the Legislature and Congress; works in conjunction with external advocates of public higher education in Kansas and Washington, D.C.; and coordinates legislative activities on the K-State campus. The Office engages in advocacy efforts with Kansas legislators regarding issues and legislation. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of our staff.