Federal relations staff coordinate university engagement with members of Congress and federal funding agencies. They help faculty and campus leaders identify opportunities for federal research support and find opportunities for Iowa State to contribute to national policy.
Sophia Magill, director of federal relations, works on the university's federal advocacy priorities regarding federally sponsored research and higher education policy, and is responsible for promoting the university's appropriations priorities at the federal level. She also coordinates the university's communications efforts with the Iowa Congressional Delegation and with all relevant federal agencies. She reports to Chief of Staff/Chief Financial Officer Miles Lackey, who oversees federal relations activities, within the Office of the President and is based in Ames, Iowa.
She can be reached at:
1750 Beardshear Hall, Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
phone: (515) 294-2320