Federal Relations

Federal Research, Discovery and Impact

The Federal Relations Team

Federal Relations advocates for and represents the University of Arizona’s interests with the federal government, public policymakers and national higher education organizations.





Jenell Biggs, Senior Director for Federal Relations


Jenell Biggs

Assistant Vice President, Federal Relations

O: (202) 975-7124 | jbiggs@arizona.edu


1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004

Karla Nunez, Special Assistant for Federal Relations


Karla Nuñez

Special Assistant, Federal Relations

O: (202) 975-7150 



1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004

Hill Updates

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University of Arizona Employee Policy on Political Activity


Tight shot of the University of Arizona seal engraved and mounted at the top of the Administration Building which is made of red brick



University employees and DCCs are prohibited from using University resources (including personnel or equipment) to influence the outcome of elections or to advocate support for or opposition to pending or proposed legislation (Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) §15-1633 and Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) Policy 6-905). In addition, recent amendments to A.R.S. §15-1864 provide guidance on when the Universities may take positions on the public policy controversies of the day.