Welcome to the Office of Government & Community Relations

The Office of Government and Community Relations serves as the primary liaison for the Campus Community with our federal, state and local elected officials, staff and government agencies.  We actively work to promote the University's funding and legislative priorities and share news about the academic success of our more than 13,500 students, research, major accomplishments and our growing economic impact and development.  We work around the clock to develop and maintain a positive image for the University and strengthen lines of communications with key stakeholders, neighborhood organizations and the business community throughout Lower Manhattan and Westchester County.

The Office of Government and Community Relations is here to assist you.  We will work with you to secure appointments, craft messages and make sure all appropriate protocols and lobbying regulations are followed.  We will work with you to invite government officials to campus to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws.  If you have questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us: 

Vanessa J. HermanGovernment & Community Relations Group Photo
Assistant Vice-President, Government & Community Relations
NYC Office:  (212) 346-1025
Westchester Office: (914) 422-4373
Mobile: (718) 775-5541
Frederick (Eric) Morrissey
Director, Government & Community Relations
NYC Office: (212) 346-1613
Westchester Office: (914) 422-4517
Mobile: (917) 204-1841
Caitlin E. Grand
Program Coordinator, Government & Community Relations
NYC Office: (212) 346-1020
Mobile: (646) 455-7084