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About Governmental Relations

The Governmental Relations Division represents the Chancellor's Office before the Legislature and executive branch of the state and federal government. In addition, it is responsible for formulating and advancing the legislative agenda of the system.

Questions about legislation that affect the community colleges may be directed to the division’s key contacts:

Vincent W. Stewart, vice chancellor for external relations

Mike Magee
, director, state government relations

Rosa De Andagovernmental relations specialist

Justin C. Salenik, governmental relations analyst

Mary Meuelgovernmental relations specialist

Heather Hickerson
, support services analyst

Vice Chancellor for External Relations

Vincent W. Stewart

Vice Chancellor for External Relations Vincent W. Stewart came to the chancellor’s office from The James Irvine Foundation, where he served as a senior program officer with the youth program and managed a grant portfolio in excess of $13 million that focused on the alignment of secondary and post-secondary education. The youth program ensured that all students – low-income students in particular – are prepared for both college and careers..

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