SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Stacy Rastauskas, a 1998 graduate of Wittenberg University, has been appointed by R. Ellyn Perrone, vice president for The Ohio State University’s Office of Government Relations, to be the director of the university’s new federal relations office located in Washington, D.C. Her current position is in the U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s office, where she works as a liaison between Congressional representatives on the House floor and their staffs.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to blend my interests of working with Congress while supporting Ohio’s higher education,” Rastauskas said.
Before working for Hastert, Rastauskas served more than four years as a legislative assistant to Congressman David Hobson (R-OH), handling education-related issues, including requests from all Ohio colleges and universities. Rastauskas has also worked with the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies.
“Establishing a federal relations office in Washington, D.C. enables Ohio State to work with and be responsible to our Congressional delegation on a 24/7 basis. With the opening of this office, Ohio State joins other Big Ten and benchmark institutions in recognizing that full-time representation in Washington is critical to maximizing opportunities with Congress,” Perrone said. “Stacy brings demonstrated expertise and skills in the areas of appropriations and public policy that will assist Ohio State in advocating for the university’s interests.”
A 1998 graduate of Wittenberg with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Rastauskas is currently completing her master’s degree in public management from George Mason University.
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