Governmental Relations

The Office of Governmental Relations serves as UC Santa Barbara's liaison to federal, state and local elected officials and public agencies. Our office works closely with the University of California's Office of the President, the State Governmental Relations office in Sacramento and the Federal Governmental Relations office in Washington, D.C. to establish public understanding and support for the University's teaching, research and public service missions.

We invite you to explore our web site and learn more about what we do at the local, state and federal government levels.

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Local Government The Office of Governmental Relations seeks to be a good neighbor in the local community, works to initiate and maintain relationships with local elected officials and participates in local issues that impact the campus.
State Government The Office of Governmental Relations works to initiate, nurture and sustain relationships with state legislators and other elected officeholders in order to promote and garner public support for the University of California's teaching, research and public service missions.
Federal Government The Office of Governmental Relations acts as a liaison between the campus and members of Congress, their staff and Executive Branch agencies in order to promote and garner public support for the University of California's teaching, research and public service missions.
Advocacy Network The mission of UCSB Advocacy is to enhance public understanding of and support for the University of California and UC Santa Barbara. UCSB Advocates are comprised of alumni, parents and friends who work with the Alumni Association, the Office of Development and the Office of Governmental Relations to promote the campus and advocate for issues that are important to UC and UCSB. Advocacy can take the form of attending receptions, meeting with legislators and staff and contacting legislators via email, mail and/or phone. If you are interested in learning more about issues that impact UC and UCSB or are interested in signing up to be a UCSB Advocate, please visit UCSB Advocacy. If you have questions about UCSB Advocacy, please contact us via email to UCSB.Advocacy@ia.ucsb.edu or call (805)893-2963.
Key Staff Contacts If you wish to learn more about advocacy and/or our office's involvement in local, state and federal government issues, please contact us.