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Office of Governmental Relations

The Office of Governmental Relations coordinates the efforts of the four UH System universities to work with elected officials, administrative agencies and community organizations to advance the priorities of the system and its individual institutions. Emphasizing an engaged and comprehensive approach, the office focuses on establishing collaborative partnerships within the community, implementing a proactive external affairs program and maintaining mutually productive relationships with government entities.

Jason Smith, Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations, heads the operation, which has offices in Houston and Austin.
 

Houston Office

University of Houston System
Office of Governmental Relations
4302 University Drive, Suite 108
Houston, TX 77204-2100

Telephone:  832-842-9064

Austin Office

University of Houston System
Office of Governmental Relations
1005 Congress Ave., Suite 820
Austin, TX  78701

Telephone: 512-499-8787
Fax: 512-499-8789

DC Office

University of Houston System
Office of Governmental Relations
733 Tenth Street, NW, 9th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001

Telephone: 713-743-9099

Jason Smith
Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Governmental Relations
Jsmith10@uh.edu

Deidra Garcia (Austin, TX)
Associate Vice Chancellor
Dgarcia1@uh.edu

Demetrio Hernandez (Austin, TX)
Associate Vice Chancellor for State Budget
Dvherna4@central.uh.edu

Megan Schneider (Washington, D.C.)
Associate Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations
Mschnei4@central.uh.edu

Sara Lujan Donatto (Houston, TX)
Executive Director of Operations and Local Relations
Selujan@uh.edu

Mariana Mazzilli (Houston, TX)
Administrative Operations Coordinator
Mamazzil@central.uh.edu