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David E. Lossing, M.P.A., Ed.S.
Director for Government Relations

As Director for Government Relations, David Lossing directs the University's Government Relations programs at the local, state and federal levels.  His responsibilities include planning and developing the institution's response to proposed legislation; developing and maintaining effective relationships with governmental agencies and officials; and analyzing and assessing legislative, administrative and regulatory activities as they pertain to University programs, activities and operations. He's also an adjunct lecturer in the School of Education on the UM-Ann Arbor campus for the past six years.

Prior to his appointment as director in October 2006, Lossing served as associate director of State Outreach on the University’s Ann Arbor campus in the Office of Government Relations.  He also served on the congressional staff of U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (MI) for nearly nine years overseeing two of the Senator’s congressional offices in Macomb and Saginaw counties. He recently served as the president of the Michigan Municipal League from October 2012-September 2013 and  focused efforts on creating a statewide dialogue on "Town and Gown" relationships.  He currently serves on the board of directors of the International Town and Gown Association based at Clemson University.  He was also a Fellow in the Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University in 1994.

Lossing earned an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree from the University of Michigan-Flint in 2012, a Masters of Public Administration in Health Care Administration in 2008 from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan-Flint in 1987.