Government and Community Relations - University of Florida

Government and Community Relations

The mission of the Office of Government & Community Relations is to inform, connect, advocate and promote UF. We advance and protect the image and reputation of the University of Florida and communicate to audiences throughout Florida, the nation and the world. We link the university to government, community and business leaders, alumni, students, faculty, employees, higher education colleagues and the Gator Nation.
Together we strive to create unparalleled opportunities to expand our education and research so that we can better the future for Florida, the nation, and the world.

Mark Kaplan

Vice President
Government and Community Relations

Mark and his team engage policymakers and stakeholders at all levels to create an environment for the University of Florida to be recognized as a top-five public university and use that success to benefit not only our university community and neighbors, but our state, our nation and the world. READ MORE.


Who We Are

We are a dedicated team committed to directing the University’s interactions at the local, state, and federal level to support all aspects of UF’s educational, research, and public service missions.