Office of Governmental Relations

IL state Capitol building and the Washington Monument in DC

The Governmental Relations office (OGR) serves as the University of Illinois liaison to members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation, the Illinois General Assembly, the Office of the Governor, agencies of the federal and state governments, key local officials, and major higher education associations.

Federal relations staff work in Washington, DC, on behalf of the University of Illinois.

State relations are coordinated by a staff member who spends much of her time in Springfield.


[ position open -- see the job description; the position closed on Aug 31 and interviews are pending ]
Executive Director of Governmental Relations

State Relations

Jennifer Creasey
Assistant Director

Federal Relations

Jon Pyatt
Director of Federal Relations

Melissa Haas
Assistant Director

Office Support

Mackenzie Williams
Support Associate