2020 Institute Partners meet Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill

2020 Institute Partner The University of Texas at Austin

Representatives from the 27 educational institutions that will host Mandela Washington Fellows this summer gathered in Washington, DC for the 2020 Institute Partner Retreat from January 28-31, 2020. During the Retreat, Institute Partners met with their Senators and Representatives to discuss the impact the Fellowship has had on their communities and plan for future engagement. Partners met with 69 Congressional offices, with 14 Members of Congress joining in person.

View a few meeting highlights below and check out our Flickr album for all the pictures from meetings on Capitol Hill.



This summer, University of California, Davis will welcome 25 Fellows to their Leadership in Public Management Institute. They met with Representative John Garamendi (D, CA-3) and Representative Ami Bera (D, CA-7).


There are three educational institutions that host Mandela Washington Fellows in the state of Indiana: Indiana University, Purdue University, and University of Notre Dame. During a Constituent Coffee, Institute Partners met with Senator Mike Braun (R, IN) and Senator Todd C. Young (R, IN). Later in the day, representatives from Indiana University met Congressman Trey Hollingsworth (R, IN-9).


Senator Joni Ernst (R, IA) met with Institute Partners Drake University and University of Iowa during a Constituent Coffee. Representative Dave Loebsack (D, IA-2) met with University of Iowa to discuss the impact Mandela Washington Fellows have had in Iowa City.


Northwestern University will host Mandela Washington Fellows at their Leadership in Business Institute this summer. During the Institute Partner Retreat, they met with Representative Jan Schakowsky (D, IL-9).


Congressman Roger Marshall (R, KS-1) met with Kansas State University to share their experience hosting Mandela Washington Fellows in Manhattan, Kansas.


2020 Institute Partner University of Nebraska – Lincoln met with Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R, NE-1).

New York

Syracuse University will host a Leadership in Public Management Institute this summer. They met with Representative John Katko (R, NY-24).


Representative Mark Pocan met with 2020 Institute Partner University of Wisconsin – Madison.

For more pictures from 2020 Institute Partner meetings on Capitol Hill, check out our Flickr album.