The Government Relations' mission is to implement a comprehensive and proactive program of federal, state, and local government relations advocacy and action that supports the university's vision, mission, and strategic goals.
This mission is intended to increase Embry-Riddle's pre-eminence in aviation and aerospace, a significant role of which is to influence the national agenda, and to increase the diversity and size of university revenues.
The prime strategic objective for Government Relations, assisted by contracted lobbyists, is to develop and implement the legislative agenda for the university, which includes the federal agenda and the agendas for Florida, Arizona, and the Worldwide Campus.
The office employs the full weight and resources of the university by convincing and using university faculty and staff to participate in the legislative agenda.
The office also ensures that the university community is informed about key legislative issues so it can advise, react, participate, and support appropriate university action. A key element of this is to keep the university informed on appropriate government funding opportunities so that interested parties can take appropriate action.
To achieve the mission and strategic objectives as outlined above, the office of Government Relations:
Federal Government Programs
Special Assistant to the President
Email: Mark Bernier