Webinar on Federal Advocacy and Research Funding, May 22, 12 noon

Federal advocacy update from the APLU, May 22
SUNY-hosted webinar will address research funding and present policy insights

Deborah Altenburg is the Assistant Vice President for Research Advocacy and Policy. She works with both the Office of Congressional and Governmental Affairs and the Office of Research, Innovation & STEM Policy to ensure integration and cohesiveness of APLU research advocacy.

Deborah previously served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations for The State University of New York (SUNY). In this position, she led federal research and policy advocacy efforts for the 64 campus SUNY System. She was also responsible for systemwide research development efforts within the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Department of Energy.

Deborah also previously served for 15 years as Director of Federal Relations for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). During her tenure at RPI she served a term as President of the Science Coalition and three-year term as a Board Member for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).