Paula C. Thompson. Legislative and Community Liaison
Ms. Thompson serves as the Legislative and Community Liaison in the Office of the President. Her responsibilities include developing and maintaining effective relationships as the principal contact for government and community related activities that result in positive measurable outcomes for the University and its constituencies. Other duties include developing, coordinating and publicizing the University’s legislative agenda, strategic initiatives and/or views to the Commonwealth of Virginia state legislature, local city councils and governments, other federal, state and local governmental agencies, local civic leagues, various boards that include University representation and to the general public.
Ms. Thompson has been employed with the Commonwealth of Virginia for eighteen years. Prior to her appointment in December 2007 in the President’s Office, Ms. Thompson was employed in NSU’s University Counsel’s Office. Her state government work also includes employment at Old Dominion University and the Office of the Attorney General. Ms. Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Hampton University and a master’s degree in education from Old Dominion University.