Office of
Innovation and Economic Development

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Who We Serve > Legislators


The OIED works with state legislators as a liaison for the university. We monitor legislation and provide university leadership with regular updates on the status of proposed statutes, regulations and laws. We advocate for the university and its mission of teaching, research and engagement by offering assistance with:

  • Economic development and industry analysis
  • Public surveys

Kenny Flowers
Director, Community and
Regional Development

Mandee Foushee Lancaster, Director
Center for Survey Research