How faculty can engage in policy as experts was the topic of Nov. 27 meeting

November 21, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — How Penn State faculty members and researchers can engage in policy as experts was the focus of a meeting hosted by the Institutes of Energy and the Environment with the Office of Government and Community Relations on Nov. 27, in 233 HUB-Robeson Center. 

Amanda Wintersteen, director of federal relations, and Mike Stefan, director of state relations, led the meeting and answered questions. Additionally, they will discuss Government and Community Relations’ presence at the federal, state and local levels of government.

The meeting was open to University faculty and staff. 

“Understanding how the Office of Government and Community Relations helps faculty interface with policymakers can be extremely helpful,” said Lara Fowler, assistant director of IEE and senior lecturer for Penn State Law. “Penn State receives the majority of its funding from different agencies and departments, but more importantly, building relationships with state and federal policymakers can shine a light on how Penn State is positively impacting communities throughout the nation.”

The primary goal of the University's Office of Government and Community Relations is to enable positive interactions and communications between Penn State and all government agencies in order to further the University's mission of teaching, research and service to the Commonwealth.

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Last Updated December 05, 2018