Federal Relations Council

What is the campus role in Federal Relations?

Each Chancellor shall designate a campus officer to carry out the function of a Federal Relations Officer (FRO). Collectively, campus federal relations officers make up the UNC Federal Relations Council.

Some of the duties and responsibilities of the campus Federal Relations Officer are to:

  • Represent the campus on the University’s Federal Relations Council
  • Coordinate campus activities in support of the University’s approved Unified Federal Agenda
  • Assist the campus research officer in pursuing contracts, grants and cooperative agreements with federal government agencies and;
  • Coordinate visits by covered federal government officials to the campus or affiliated campus program.

Campus Federal Relations Officers:

 

Appalachian State University

Matthew Dockham
Director of External Affairs & Community Relations

East Carolina University

Michelle Brooks
Director of Strategic Initiatives

Elizabeth City State University

N. Kathryn Underwood-Melton
Assistant General Counsel

Fayetteville State University

Wesley Fountain
Director of Constituent and Community Relations

North Carolina A&T State University

Michael Brown
Director of External Affairs

North Carolina Central University

Pamela Thorpe-Young
Director of Government and Community Relations

North Carolina State University

Matt Peterson
Director of Federal Relations

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Laura Herndon
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Beau Mills
Director of Federal Affairs

Kelly Dockham
Senior Coordinator of Federal Affairs

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Betty Turner Doster
Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Constituent Relations

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Andrew Cagle
Governmental Affairs

Nikki Baker
Interim Director of Strategic Initiatives

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Dr. Glen Burnette
Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Constituent Relations

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Jim DeCristo
Director of Economic Development and External Affairs

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Mark Lanier
Special Assistant to the Chancellor and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Western Carolina University

Meredith Whitfield
Director of External Relations

NC School of Science and Math

Brock Winslow
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

Winston-Salem State University

Cornelius Graves
Director of External Relations

UNC Health Care

Lanier Swann Hodgson
Director of External Relations

 


Federal Relations Officer Resources

Regulations on Contacts with Covered Officials