At The College of New Rochelle, we believe that it is imperative that we work together as a College Community, in conjunction with other colleges and with higher education advocacy organizations, to remind elected officials that investment in higher education is a long-term priority that not only benefits individuals and their communities but also keeps the United States competitive and strong.
In keeping with this belief, the Office of Government Relations coordinates the interaction that the President, vice presidents, deans, faculty, staff, and students have with government agencies, government officials, and higher education advocacy organizations in Albany and Washington on numerous issues of concern in the community, including tuition and financial aid, health care, workforce development, voter registration and civic participation among college students.
Government Relations also ensures the following goals are met:
- Maintain relationships with legislators and their staff members for all six CNR campuses
- Monitor and give input on legislation and policy that affects CNR
- Link government officials’ interests with CNR’s interests and strengths, drawing on our resources which include our President, Schools, programs, faculty, and students
- Position CNR to be aware of available government funding and to make requests for funding
- Raise student awareness of the role of government, including facilitating voter registration, recruiting students to be involved in CNR advocacy, and promoting public service careers