Welcome to New Government and Community Relations Director

As part of its ongoing commitment to the Worcester community, Holy Cross has created an office of government and community relations and appointed Worcester native and former state senator Edward Augustus to lead the group. Augustus most recently managed the successful 2010 re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.). Immediately prior to that, he was executive director of the Children's Defense Fund of California. Elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in 2004, he served two terms representing the 2nd Worcester District.

In his new role, Augustus will be the College's point of contact with city of Worcester elected and appointed officials to help strengthen lines of communication and foster partnerships between the city and the College. He will also represent Holy Cross in work with state and federal government agencies, key legislators and other colleges and universities on issues concerning higher education policy-making and legislation.