University Affairs Overview

State Government Relations

The University of Nebraska’s state governmental relations team works to build productive relationships with the state legislature, governor, and other policy makers to increase understanding of the University’s role in Nebraska’s economic future.

Legislative Information

The University of Nebraska is a state-funded agency, with approximately one-fourth of the operating budget coming from state funds. University representatives meet regularly with legislators to provide information on the financial needs of the university, as well as a variety of policy issues that impact higher education in our state.

The 106th Nebraska Legislature is now in session. To follow along with legislation impacting the University of Nebraska visit the official Nebraska Legislature Site.

University of Nebraska Advocates

The University of Nebraska Advocates are a statewide team of alumni, community members and friends who are passionate about the University and want to help raise awareness of its contributions to the state of Nebraska.

As part of the team, you'll be regularly informed about the challenges and issues impacting higher education in Nebraska. We'll share the latest on policy issues, we'll call on you when we need help sharing our story with state legislators, and you will be the first in line to stand up in support of the University of Nebraska. Become a University of Nebraska Advocate today!

Government Relations



Heath Mello Profile PIcture

Heath Mello

Associate Vice President and Director of State Relations

Erin Cooper

Erin Cooper

Executive Assistant & Project Coordinator