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Harvard names new community, government liaison
By Globe Staff
Harvard University announced today it has named Christine Heenan, former director of community and government relations at Brown University, as its vice president for government, community, and public affairs.
Heenan, the founder and president of the Clarendon Group, a Providence communications and government-relations consulting firm, will oversee Harvard's relations with all levels of government and manage media relations. She will begin Oct. 1.
"Given Harvard's active engagement with our neighbors, the increasing scrutiny of universities by policy makers at all levels, and the ever-present need to share with our own community and the broader public a sense of who we are and what we do, this position has never been more important," Harvard President Drew Faust said in a statement.
Heenan is also an adjunct assistant professor of public policy at Brown University, where she has taught graduate courses and undergraduate seminars on the role of communications in policy making.
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