Government and Community Engagement

The Office of Government and Community Engagement (GCE) represents ASU on Capitol Hill and works to advance the University's charter and legislative priorities with the Arizona Congressional Delegation and other Members of Congress. The office actively participates in national associations to advance issues of importance to ASU and serves as a resource to faculty and staff for federal legislative issues.

GCE is also responsible for submission of quarterly and semi-annual federal lobbying reports to the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

 Adam Deguire

Adam Deguire
Vice President, Government Affairs

Matthew Simon
Associate Vice President, Federal and State Relations

Whitney Riggs
Executive Director, Federal Relations


Freddy Soto
Program Coordinator

Arizona’s Congressional Delegation


District 2

District 5

District 9

Services for ASU Faculty and Staff

The Office of Government and Community Engagement is available to assist ASU faculty and staff with questions related to the federal legislative process. Examples of support services include:

  • Engaging Members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation on ASU business (letters of support for a grant, expedited visa processing, help with a federal agency, etc.)
  • Submitting federal appropriations requests
  • Reviewing legislative text
  • Information about visiting the U.S. Capitol

Contact us

U.S. Presidents and Cabinet Visits

Visits from U.S. Presidents

Joe Biden
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Jimmy Carter
July 31, 2015

Barack Obama
May 13, 2009

George W. Bush
October 13, 2004

George H.W. Bush
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May 5, 1998

William J. Clinton
October 31, 1996

Ronald Reagan
March 20, 1989

Gerald R. Ford
February 24, 1984 

Lyndon B. Johnson
January  29, 1972

Richard Nixon
October 30, 1970

Gerald R. Ford
April 28, 1968

Theodore Roosevelt
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March 20, 1911