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Office of Governmental Relations

The Office of Governmental Relations coordinates the efforts of the four UH System universities to work with elected officials, administrative agencies and community organizations to advance the priorities of the system and its individual institutions. Emphasizing an engaged and comprehensive approach, the office focuses on establishing collaborative partnerships within the community, implementing a proactive external affairs program and maintaining mutually productive relationships with government entities.

Jason Smith, Vice Chancellor for Governmental and Community Relations, heads the operation, which has offices in Houston and Austin.


Houston Office

University of Houston System
Office of Governmental Relations
4302 University Drive, Room 212
Houston, TX 77204-2018
Location: Suite 108

Telephone:  832-842-9064

Austin Office

University of Houston System
Office of Governmental Relations
1005 Congress Ave., Suite 820
Austin, TX  78701

Telephone: 512-499-8787
Fax: 512-499-8789

Jason Smith
Vice Chancellor for Governmental and Community Relations
Jsmith10@uh.edu

Deidra Garcia
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations
Dgarcia1@uh.edu

Susie Molina
Director of Community Relations
srmolina@uh.edu
Community Relations Website http://www.uh.edu/about/community/

Sara Lujan Donatto
Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Governmental and Community Relations, and Operations manager
selujan@uh.edu