Government Relations

The government relations unit of GCA serves as liaison between Columbia University and government at the federal, state, and city levels. We advocate on matters of importance and in support of all aspects of Columbia’s educational, research, and public-service missions. Our office monitors policy developments relevant to the University community and works with internal stakeholders to develop and articulate policy positions and priorities. We participate in the assurance of institutional compliance on governmental reporting obligations and represent Columbia University in its membership and participation with a number of New York State and federal associations.   Additionally, we inform relevant members of the University community of important regulatory developments, and work to communicate the contributions made by Columbia and its peer institutions to government officials and decision-makers.

Columbia University's Morningside campus is situated in the 10th Congressional District, 69th Assembly District, 30th State Senate District, and 7th City Council District. We work in partnership with our Government and Community Affairs colleagues at Columbia University Medical Center, which is situated in the 13th Congressional District, 72nd Assembly District, 31st State Senate District, and 10th City Council District.  For a list of elected officials representing Upper Manhattan, please click here.

For questions about GCA's government relations efforts or policy-related concerns, please contact:

Loftin Flowers, Associate Vice President for Government Relations, Office of Government and Community Affairs 
212-854-3738
212-666-1952 Fax
Llf2105@columbia.edu

Nathan Robb, Assistant Vice President for Government Relations, Office of Government and Community Affairs 
212-854-4611
212-851-7719 Fax
nwr2102@columbia.edu

Tricia Shimamura, Project Coordinator for Government Relations, Office of Government and Community Affairs
212-854-9589
212-851-7719 Fax
ts2968@columbia.edu