State Partnerships, Policy and Influence

Close shot of Winged Victory angel atop the Arizona State Capitol

The State Relations Team

State Relations advocates for and represents the University of Arizona’s interests with the Governor’s Office, Arizona Legislature, Arizona Board of Regents and state agencies.



Sabrina Vazquez

Assistant Vice President, City of Phoenix & State Relations

O: (602) 540-0979 |


PBC, 475 N 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ


Kody Kelleher

Senior Advisor, Government & Community Relations 

O: (602) 377-7056 |


PBC, 475 N 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ



Barbara Quinlan

Executive Assistant

O: (602) 827-2024 |


PBC, 475 N 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ



University of Arizona Employee Policy on Political Activity




University employees and DCCs are prohibited from using University resources (including personnel or equipment) to influence the outcome of elections or to advocate support for or opposition to pending or proposed legislation (Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) §15-1633 and Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) Policy 6-905). In addition, recent amendments to A.R.S. §15-1864 provide guidance on when the Universities may take positions on the public policy controversies of the day.