AUSTIN, Texas— R. Ellyn Perrone, vice president for government relations at Ohio State University for the past two years, has been named associate vice president for research at The University of Texas at Austin.
She will focus on raising the university’s national research profile and increasing funding from federal agencies and Congress. Perrone will be a liaison among university researchers, the U.S. Congress and state and federal agencies and conduct strategic program development planning to enhance research.
“The goal is to ensure that federal policy benefits our students and our faculty and our academic and research missions,” said Perrone, who has 15 years experience in government relations. “I’ll be working in a positive vein to assure that the university is as successful as it can be at a national level.”
She will coordinate her activities with the University of Texas System Federal Relations Office and The University of Texas at Austin’s Office of the Vice President for Institutional Relations and Legal Affairs.
She will report to Dr. Juan Sanchez, vice president for research.
“I am delighted that Ellyn Perrone has agreed to join The University of Texas at Austin,” Sanchez said. “Ellyn has had a distinguished career in higher education, is nationally recognized for her contributions and is deeply committed to furthering research and education in the state of Texas.”
At Ohio State, Perrone was vice president for government relations and coordinated all aspects of the university’s relationship with federal, state and local government officials, representatives and agencies.
She was formerly the vice president for governmental affairs at Texas AandM University.
Perrone will represent the university on several national organizations, including the American Association of Universities Council of Federal Relations and the Science Coalition.
She is a native of Bryan, Texas and received her undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin University. She earned a master’s degree in public administration from Texas AandM University.
For more information contact: Tim Green, 512-475-6596.