Office of External Affairs

Government Relations

External Affairs

The offices of Federal Relations, State Relations and Regional Relations make up the Governmental Relations unit of the Office of External Affairs at the University of Washington. The Office of External Affairs is headed by Vice President Randy Hodgins and brings together units responsible for influencing public policy and opinion and strengthening the university’s reputation and the perceptions people hold of it.

Contact: rhodgins@uw.edu | 206-616-8965

Federal Relations

Christy Gullion directs the Office of Federal Relations and is the university’s chief representative in the nation’s capitol to both the executive and legislative branches. She is also a key part of the administrative team, advising the university president on legislative strategy and communicating to the university community about higher education issues in Washington, D.C.

Contact: cgullion@uw.edu | 202-624-1420

State Relations

Genesee Adkins directs the Office of State Relations. She is the university’s chief representative in Olympia to both the executive and legislative branches. She is also a key member of the administrative team, advising the university president on legislative strategy and communicating to the university community about higher education issues in Olympia.

Contact: gcadkins@uw.edu | 206-543-7604

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Regional & Community Relations

Assistant Vice President Theresa Doherty directs the Office of Regional Relations. Her office serves as a link between the university, surrounding neighborhoods, civic groups and local government. Its mission is to build relationships, share information and seek new opportunities that match the university’s academic capital with needs in the community.

Contact: tdoherty@uw.edu | 206-221-7684

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