Federal relations


U.S. Capitol

Federal relations staff coordinate university engagement with members of Congress and federal funding agencies. They help faculty and campus leaders identify opportunities for federal research support and find opportunities for Iowa State to contribute to national policy.

Director of federal relations: Sophia Magill
Sophia Magill


Sophia Magill, director of federal relations, works on the university's federal advocacy priorities regarding federally sponsored research and higher education policy, and is responsible for promoting the university's appropriations priorities at the federal level. She also coordinates the university's communications efforts with the Iowa Congressional Delegation and with all relevant federal agencies. 


She can be reached at:
Sophia Magill
1750 Beardshear Hall, Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
phone: (515) 294-2320
e-mail: smagill@iastate.edu