Governmental Relations

The Office of Governmental Relations advances the legislative and political priorities of Murray State University at the local, state and federal levels, as well as increases the University's visibility across the region, state, and nation.


Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith

Executive Director
Government and Institutional Relations


220 Wells Hall

Legistlative Priorities

Download the 2021-2022 Legistlative Priorities (pdf)

State Relations

The Office of Governmental Relations serves as the primary link between Murray State University and the legislative and executive branches of Kentucky government, including but not limited to the Office of the Governor, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, Kentucky General Assembly and the Legislative Research Commission.

Federal Relations

The Office of Governmental Relations serves as the University's chief intermediary to the federal government and works closely with members of the United States Senate, the House of Representatives, and their staffs. We also work with various federal agencies and federal officials on matters that have an immediate impact on Murray State University.

Members of the Kentucky Federal Delegation

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