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Governmental Relations

ODU District Legislators

Senate of Virginia

Ralph S. Northam

Virginia House of Delegates

Johnny S. Joannou

United States Senate

Mark Warner
Jim Webb

United States House of Representatives

Scott Rigell

The Office of Governmental Relations serves as the primary liaison between Old Dominion University and all levels of government and works as an advocate for the university by building effective relationships with federal, state, and local governments. This includes bringing federal and state officials to campus to increase awareness of the university's research and educational programs and working closely with committee staff to provide information and testimony on legislative issues. In addition, this office provides information to the president regarding legislative initiatives and assists in developing federal and state legislative priorities.

Governmental Relations Efforts:


Informational Resources

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Resources to help you with familiarize yourself with ODU's legislature and government.

Alumni Advisory Committee

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The Alumni Legislative Network's goal is to keep graduates informed of legislative issues that impact university and provide them with tools to advocate for ODU at the state, local and federal levels.

Student Advisory Committee

Students at Banquet

The key objective of this committee is to provide an opportunity for communication between students and government officials regarding issues which are important to the University and student body.