Federal Relations, Office of the President  

The Office of Federal Relations (OFR) serves as a primary liaison between the University and Members of Congress, their staff, and Executive Branch agencies on issues related to higher education; in particular, those affecting our students, faculty and staff. OFR reports directly to the President of the University. The office is administered by Dr. Rae K. Grad, Assistant to the President and Director of Federal Relations.

OFR's mission is to promote the University's research, education, and public service activities to Congressional members, committee staff, and agencies in an effort to increase federal support for and increase knowledge of the University and its works. OFR seeks to raise the Universityıs profile on Capitol Hill by promoting and publicizing its missions and activities.

OFR also coordinates with others in the higher education community to advocate for increased federal support of research and development and to address various policy issues concerning higher education. OFR also facilitates the University's response to inquiries from legislative offices, ranging from policy questions to informational items and to constituent concerns.

Dr. C.D. Mote, Jr., President
Dr. C.D. "Dan" Mote

Federal Relations • University of Maryland • Main Administration Bldg. • College Park, MD 20742 •
Telephone 301.405.8359 Rae Grad