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NIU federal relations director Anna Quider steps up her D.C. advocacy

February 1, 2017

Anna Quider, NIU’s director of federal relations, is taking on two new service posts that will help expand the university’s profile as a leading research institution.

Quider has been elected vice president of The Science Coalition, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization of more than 60 of the nation’s leading public and private research universities. She also was recently appointed as the government affairs liaison to the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities’ Council on Research.

“Through these positions, I will contribute to shaping the national conversation on federal research investments and policy, while also having more numerous and more impactful opportunities to discuss NIU’s federal research priorities with national leaders and to showcase NIU research and researchers in national venues,” Quider said.

As vice president of The Science Coalition, Quider will serve on the executive committee of the organization’s board of directors, providing leadership and strategic direction. In her appointed role with the APLU, she will provide government affairs advice for the senior research officers of America’s top public research institutions.

“Dr. Quider continues to make inroads in Washington, D.C., and has done an outstanding job promoting NIU research to lawmakers and funding agencies,” said Jerry Blazey, interim vice president of the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships. “The work of our faculty scientists and student research has great impact, not only in northern Illinois but across the country and around the world.