The University of Wisconsin System maintains a wide range of ties with the executive and legislative branches of state and federal government. The primary function of the government relations office is to interact with state and federal government legislators, agency and other government officials, third party advocates, and key stakeholders to keep them apprised of the UW System and Board of Regents’ legislative policy and funding priorities.
Government Relations works closely and cooperatively with legislative liaisons from the UW System institutions and government relations advocates for peer universities nationwide.
The Government Relations team is composed of Jessica Tormey, Vice President for University Relations, Kris Andrews, Associate Vice President for Federal Relations, Jeff Buhrandt, Director for State Relations, and Jeff Schoenfeldt, Director for State Relations.
Find out more about the UW System’s federal policy, updates and politics.
A portal to state legislative updates and resources.
Guidance on Political Campaign Activities
UW System employees and students can learn more about being involved in political campaign activities in the upcoming election year.