Government Relations Staff

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​​Toby Roth, Interim Vice President, Government & External Relations   
rothj1t@cmich.edu

Toby is responsible for working with the Michigan Legislature to improve annual state higher education funding for CMU. Toby also:
  • identifies other areas of the budget able to provide funds to specific CMU programs.

  • tracks various pieces of legislation that could have an impact on CMU programs,

  • works as a liaison to introduce the president, vice presidents, deans and other CMU personnel to Lansing policy makers, and

  • invites legislators and members of administration to the Mount Pleasant campus so that policy makers better understand the university’s mission and vision.
Toby also works with the Michigan Congressional Delegation on a daily basis in an effort to raise the profile of CMU in Washington, D.C. He has accompanied numerous faculty to Washington in an effort to increase federal support for various CMU programs. He has also brought several federal officials to the CMU campus in an effort to inform and educate them about CMU’s mission and research efforts. 

Toby joined the CMU team in 2001 and initially worked on state appropriation issues, and federal research funding initiatives for CMU in Washington, D.C. Prior to coming to Mt. Pleasant, Toby was the Executive Vice President for a Washington, D.C. trade association. He also worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation as a special assistant to the Secretary of Transportation, and worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman George Wortly.​


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Charles Mahone II, Government Relations Associate
mahon1ce@cmich.edu

Charles Mahone II is a two-time graduate of Central Michigan University earning his bachelor's degree in 2016 and master's degree in 2018. During this time, he was actively involved within the governmental sphere working with both the Michigan Senate and the CMU Office of Government and External Relations. Charles works with the Michigan legislature to advocate for CMU as well as keep track of bills that may have an impact on higher education or CMU specifically. 











Angie Armstrong, Coordinator                                                               messe1am@cmich.edu

Angie joined the CMU Government Relations staff in the spring of 2012. She coordinates Government Relations activities from the Mount Pleasant office.    Angie has a bachelor of applied arts from CMU and has worked on-campus since 2003.