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External Relations and Communications

Government Relations

The department promotes positive relationships and effective communication between the University of Rhode Island and representatives of local and state government.

Major areas of focus include:

  • Serving as the liaison from the University to the Rhode Island General Assembly, the Office of Higher Education, and the Office of the Governor. During each session of the Rhode Island General Assembly, the office works with senior University administration to support the University's legislative agenda.
  • Providing guidance and management for the University’s efforts (in coordination with the Office of Higher Education and the Board of Education), for increasing state funding and the appropriate legislation for URI and higher education.


Important Links

Office of the Governor

Rhode Island General Assembly Website

Rhode Island State Representatives

Rhode Island State Senators

for more information

For more information about URI government relations, please contact:

Kelly K. Mahoney
Executive Director
External Relations and Communications
URI Alumni Center
73 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
p: 401.874.5053