ORG EDUCAUSE Title Director, Policy & External Relations BIO Jarret Cummings serves EDUCAUSE as Director of Policy and External Relations. In this role, Cummings works with the association's leadership to develop and manage its public policy and government relations activities, as well as its outreach to public or nonprofit entities. He supports the president in engaging with organizations and government agencies to advance EDUCAUSE strategic objectives and coordinates with association executives and staff on presidential outreach. Likewise, he coordinates with executives and staff on external contacts and/or opportunities for collaboration that have strategic implications or may otherwise warrant presidential involvement. Cummings oversees EDUCAUSE efforts to address public policy issues with significant implications for member interests. He serves as the lead contact on policy matters and manages the association's policy advisors in crafting responses and positions. He also represents EDUCAUSE in policy forums and processes and assists the president in working with the board of directors and executive team on policy issues.