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State Relations

With a presence in every county, Purdue University plays an important role in the growth of Indiana. Boilers make a positive impact to the state every day — educating the next generation of scientists, addressing major issues through our county Extension educators and assisting in economic development activities. Purdue is woven into the lives of all Hoosiers.

Our state governmental relations team represents the University before the Indiana General Assembly and state government officials as one of the nation's premier academic institutions and an important contributor to the Indiana economy.

As part of the Office of the Vice President of Public Affairs, the state governmental relations team maintains a continuous flow of information between Purdue and state governmental entities. Activities include:

  • monitoring and affecting legislation of interest to the University.
  • coordinating University-related contacts with elected officials and staff.
  • working with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
  • responding to requests for information from the legislature and executive branch.