The mission of UNC Federal Relations is to:

  • Promote UNC's education, research, national security efforts, patient care and public service activities;
  • Increase federal support for all UNC institutions and affiliated entities;
  • Advance the UNC Partnership for National Security, a system-wide effort to develop partnerships with the Department of Defense and the U.S. military;
  • Provide timely response and communications between the University and Members of Congress, congressional staff, the White House, federal agencies, educational associations and media on matters of federal interest;
  • Lead the University’s efforts to formulate and coordinate the federal priorities of UNC’s 17 institutions; and
  • Support our institutions through strategic planning and issues management, monitoring and analysis of federal legislation; and identifying opportunities for faculty to participate in congressional hearings, executive branch advisory groups and task forces and national education forums.  

The University of North Carolina

Office of Federal Relations

Chapel Hill Office
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27514


Washington Office
750 1st Street NE, Suite 1110
Washington, DC 20002 

Jonathan Kappler 
Interim Vice President for Federal Relations


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