MacNevin to take on governmental affairs role

Sandra MacNevin has been appointed associate vice president for governmental affairs, President Sidney Ribeau has announced. The new position is in addition to her current role as associate vice president for executive communications and director of the University's engagement initiative.

With the retirement this summer of Larry Weiss, the current associate vice president for University relations and governmental affairs, the president said, "I have made the decision to continue the process of restructuring in my office and to combine the two functions of executive communications and governmental affairs. This organizational change will result in significant cost savings to the University at a time when fiscal restraint is one of our highest priorities."

MacNevin has considerable experience as a governmental relations professional in the California State University system, where she directed governmental relations from 1998-2004. Since returning to BGSU in 2004, she has worked on a number of Ohio legislative initiatives while serving on the Higher Education Funding Commission of the Ohio Board of Regents. In addition, she has been involved in developing policy and a budget strategy for a Higher Education Compact with the governor and state legislature on behalf of the Inter-University Council of Presidents.

July 2, 2007