About

Welcome to Harvard University’s federal relations web site. As part of Harvard Public Affairs & Communications, Harvard’s federal relations teams in Cambridge and Washington, D.C. work to maintain a positive and ongoing relationship between Harvard and the Congressional and Executive branches of government. The issues of primary focus for the federal relations staff include student financial aid, admissions, scientific research and other policies at the intersection of government and education.

This site is designed to help inform those interested in the legislative issues affecting Harvard and the higher education community. To that end, the site provides staff biographies, overviews of the issues that come through the federal relations office, information on basic research, links to several organizations that help to promote the public policy interests of colleges and universities, as well as links to related Harvard web sites.

OFR Staff

Paul Andrew

Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications

Paul Andrew is the Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications at Harvard University. Before joining Harvard in 2012, Paul was an Executive Vice

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Kevin Casey

Associate Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications

Kevin Casey is Associate Vice President for Public Affairs & Communications at Harvard University, where he has served since

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Suzanne Day

Senior Director of Federal Relations

Suzanne Day is Senior Director of Federal Relations for Harvard University in Washington, D.C. focusing on higher education and student aid related

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Jon Groteboer

Director of Federal Relations

Jon has held a variety of positions in OFR since landing his first job there in 2003. Now serving as Director, he focuses on the federal

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