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Government and Community Relations

 Record Group — Container: RG13-05-001
Identifier: RG13-05

Scope and Contents

This record group contains materials pertaining to the College's relationship with the Worcester community. Materials date from 1995 to 2011.


  • 1995-2011

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Materials believed to be under copyright or other restrictions are available for limited noncommercial, educational and personal use only, or for fair use as defined by United States copyright law and with proper citation. Please note that the College of the Holy Cross may not hold the rights to all items in this collection. Users assume responsibility for identifying all copyright holders and for determining whether permission is needed to make any use of the content. For permission under rights held by the College, please contact

Historical Note

The Office of Government and Community Relations was developed in 2011. Prior to the formation of this department, community relations was overseen by a variety of offices including Student Affairs, Marketing and Communications and the President’s Office. The office works to create opportunities for students to learn and serve the city of Worcester by developing mutual partnerships with local, state and federal governments. The office is led by a Director who is supported by an Associate Director of Community Relations. The director serves as a point of contact at the College for the City of Worcester and represents the College in work with the state and federal agencies.

Edward M. Augustus, Jr. was the first Director of Government and Community Relations, hired in 2011. Augustus was a former Massachusetts state senator for the 2nd Worcester District from 2004-2008. He then served as the executive director of the Children’s Defense Fund of California until 2010. Augustus received a B.A. in history from Suffolk University and a masters degree in government from Johns Hopkins. He served as director until 2014 when he went on leave to serve as Worcester’s City Manager.

John B. Anderson ‘57 served as interim director between 2014-2015.

Jamie David Hoag, Esq. (Class of 1998) was hired as Director of Government and Community Relations in 2015. Hoag served as director of the Governor's Office of Federal-State Relations in Washington from 2011-2013. He previously worked as a litigation associate at DLA Piper LLP and a law clerk to Hon. David Mills in the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

As a former special assistant to the president from 2003-2010, Katherine Robertson supported the director’s position from 2011-2013.

Susan Q. Hunt was hired as the Associate Director of Community Relations in 2013.


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