The University of Chicago advances its research and education priorities at the state and local levels through collaboration and coordination with Illinois, Cook County, and City of Chicago agencies, elected officials, and other policy makers.

The state government relations team complements the Office of Federal Relations and local liaisons to engage faculty, students and staff in promoting the University as an essential long-term resource in the development of public policy. For more information, contact:

Tristé Smith
Director of State Government Relations
The University of Chicago
triste@uchicago.edu
773-702-3284

Ben Gibson
Vice President of Governmental Affairs, University of Chicago Medicine, and 
Senior Adviser for State Government Relations for the University of Chicago
benjamin.gibson@uchospitals.edu
773-834-3906

For information on local government relations, contact:

Sarah A. Sheehan
Director, City Liaison
The University of Chicago
sarahsheehan@uchicago.edu
773-702-6070