About the Office of Government Affairs
The Office of Governmental Affairs (OGA) serves as the liaison between Houston Community College and governmental entities at the federal, state and local levels. Its principal objective is to help develop and advance the HCC legislative agenda in collaboration with the board of trustees, chancellor, campus presidents, executive administration, and other key stakeholders.
The OGA works closely with federal and state policy makers and their staffs, the governor’s office, and other government entities and agencies and officials to help promote quality higher education that responds to the needs of students and the community. In addition to other functions performed by the OGA, it plans, organizes, coordinates, directs and monitors all activities and operations related to policy-making actions by outside governmental entities that potentially affect HCC.
The U.S. Congress and relevant federal agencies play a vital role in either establishing federal policy that governs institutions of higher education and/or provide funding for programs that meet the needs of students. These are non-exclusively key education considerations. Accordingly, it is incumbent upon HCC to work closely with congressional members, their staffs, and other relevant federal agencies to promote educational opportunities that address the needs of its students and the community.