Dustin Bryant hired as Director of Federal Relations
Dustin Bryant joined UA's leadership team on Dec. 3 as the director of federal relations for the University of Alaska System. He is based in Washington, D.C. where he works closely with our government relations team on critical federal issues including efforts to increase our land grant, federal investment at UA, and research-related priorities. He’ll also focus on a variety of federal education policy issues.
Bryant comes to UA with more than 13 years of public policy and government relations experience. He most recently served as the assistant director of federal relations for the Texas A&M University System in Washington, D.C. For more than 11 years, Bryant represented the A&M System’s 11 campuses and seven state agencies before Congress, the Executive Branch and stakeholder communities. In this role, he oversaw numerous policy areas that impacted the education, research, extension, and public service missions of the A&M System and assisted campus leadership, faculty, staff, students and others by developing effective advocacy strategies for targeted priorities.
Prior to representing the A&M System, Bryant served in the Washington, D.C. and Texas offices for U.S. Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, former chair of the Higher Education Subcommittee. He came to Washington as a part of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Internship program through Texas A&M University, and then later served as a Field Representative for Hinojosa in his district office. He received a B.S. in agriculture development from Texas A&M.