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Government Relations

Government Relations

Office of Government Relations
Federal Government
State Government
Local Government
Florida Board of Governors
Office of Government Relations
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965
Phone: (239) 590-7410
Fax: (239) 590-7411
Jennifer Goen
Director, Government Relations

Sharon Rogers
Coordinator, Government Relations



Front Page

Welcome to the Florida Gulf Coast University’s
Government Relations Web Site

Welcome to the Florida Gulf Coast University’s Government Relations web site. The primary function of the Office of Government Relations is to serve as a liaison with all levels of government on behalf of FGCU. The Florida State Legislature is required to pass a balanced state budget each year. During the budget process, Government Relations monitors the process and actively advocates for FGCU's  Board of Trustees' approved agenda items.  Due to the enormous impact that the state budget has on FGCU, one of Government Relation's focuses is to make sure the university will have the necessary budgetary resources to continue to provide a first class education to our students.  Government Relations also monitors all state and federal legislation to identify issues that may affect FGCU in the Florida State Legislature, the United States Congress, and state and federal agencies. In addition, the office works with state and federal legislators and agencies to introduce legislation or regulations that would enhance the missions and operations of the University.