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Richard Jacob, M.A.

Richard Jacob has served as the Associate Vice President for Federal Relations since 1995, in 2011 he was appointed to represent Yale in all State related legislative matters.

He works closely with Yale’s senior leadership, other administrators, and faculty to identify issues of concern as well as opportunities and to coordinate the development of the University’s position on those matters. He also assists in the design of Yale’s plans for implementation of federal mandates.

Mr. Jacob has chaired several committees of the Association of American Universities, including the Steering Committee for the Council on Federal Relations. He is currently a member of the AAU Tax Task Force on Strengthening the University-Government Research partnership. He is also the former chair of the Public Issues Committee for the Consortium on Financing Higher Education, an association comprised of 31 highly selective private colleges and universities in the United States. He is a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority Board.

Mr. Jacob was a program analyst and later deputy branch chief in the US Office of Management and Budget from 1984 to 1989. His portfolio included the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other programs. He served as Special Assistant to the Vice President and Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine from 1989 to 1995.

Richard Jacob earned a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College and holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago.