Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations advances the university’s strategic initiatives by forging and sustaining valuable relationships between UNH and local, state and federal government officials, their staffs and public agencies. 

We work to raise the profile of the university by promoting its value to the state’s economy, while at the same time educating New Hampshire’s citizens and elected leaders about our priorities, programs, resources and needs.

Government Relations Team

Mica B. Stark ‘96, Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs
603.862.0306 | @micastark

Mica Stark oversees federal and state government relations, media relations, advocacy and leadership communications. He serves on the executive committee of the Council of Government Affairs at the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, and is the vice chair of the annual Higher Education Government Relations Conference. 

Tom Cronin, Public Affairs Manager
603.862.0574 | @tpcronin

Tom Cronin focuses on the university's government relations and advocacy efforts at the local, state and national level. Previously, Tom served as the Communications Director for the New Hampshire State Senate, as a policy aide in the United States Senate, and on numerous New Hampshire-based political campaigns.


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