Nick Lawkis Named Executive Director for Government Relations

By: Ebonee Burrell | Editor in Chief

The University of South Alabama has named Nick Lawkis to the position of executive director for USA’s Office of Government Relations.

Lawkis has served in several roles in USA’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations from 2011 to 2015. He has been associate director since 2015 and was named interim executive director in February.

Lawkis has an undergraduate degree in business and a master’s degree in public administration; both from the University of South Alabama. He is a recent graduate of the Alabama Leadership Initiative, has been named to Mobile Bay magazine’s 40 under 40, and serves on several internal and external committees and boards. Lawkis also serves as vice chair of Alabama Council of Government Affairs Representatives and Chair of the Mobile area Chamber of Commerce State Governmental Affairs Committee.

The Office of Government Relations at South Alabama focuses on monitoring the Alabama legislative process and actions related to the University’s appropriation from the Alabama Education Trust Fund.