Higher education advocate named K-State government relations executive director
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
MANHATTAN — Matt Casey, an experienced lobbyist and higher education advocate, will become Kansas State University's executive director of government relations, effective July 24.
Casey has served as director of government relations for the Kansas Board of Regents since December 2014, where he led legislative priorities for the Regents system at the Kansas Statehouse.
"The strong relationships and respect Matt has with legislators and their staffs as well as within the higher education system will be a great asset for K-State," said Marshall Stewart, senior vice president and chief of staff at K-State. "He will help drive the university forward as we become a next-generation land-grant university and continue our work to benefit all Kansans."
As executive director, Casey will lead the university's federal and state legislative priorities and advocacy strategies while strengthening relationships with government officials and key stakeholders. He will regularly monitor legislative issues and inform elected officials about K-State's needs.
"Having grown up in Manhattan and being a graduate of K-State, it's an honor to serve in this role," said Casey. "I'm proud to carry on the excellence K-State has built in government relations."
Prior to his work with the Kansas Board of Regents, Casey was a lobbyist for Gaches Braden & Associates and served as a campaign field director for former U.S. Senator Pat Roberts. Casey is a graduate of K-State and holds a bachelor's degree in economics.