Featured Alumni Michael Frame

November 10th, 2014 Posted in Alumni News & Events

Michael FrameMichael Frame ’98 is Florida State University’s new director of Federal Relations, a critical position which works closely with Washington, D.C.-based stakeholders. In this position Frame will help the university expand its local, regional and national footprints. Michael will serve as the university’s liaison to Florida’s congressional delegation as well as federal agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, which provide funding for university-based research. He will open Florida State’s first Washington, D.C.-based office and travel to Tallahassee monthly.

“We are thrilled to have Mike on our team here at Florida State,” said Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander. “His extensive background in Washington, D.C. and in the State University of New York system make him a great fit for us as we move to expand our reach nationally.”

Frame served as the federal relations director for the State University of New York system (SUNY), while also maintaining that same position for Binghamton University. “Florida State has an outstanding reputation and robust research operation and is on a growth trajectory,” Michael said. “Joining the team at Florida State is an exciting opportunity.”

Michael Frame received an associate’s degree from Cayuga Community College, a bachelor’s degree in labor and industrial relations from Cornell University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Syracuse University. In addition to his positions with Binghamton and the SUNY system, he has also held positions with California State University and the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York. He is a 2013 recipient of the Cayuga Community College Alumni Award.

“I would like to express my gratitude to my colleagues and co-workers over the past eight years at Binghamton University and the State University of New York.  It has been an honor to represent SUNY and I hope for the opportunity to work with you all in the future.”

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