The primary responsibilities of the office include:

Serving as a liaison to municipalities and the community on campus development, institutional master planning and resolution of off-campus student life issues

Oversight, delivery and coordination of scholarship, grant, cultural, athletic and service programs or initiatives that benefit Boston and Newton residents

Providing government relations support for the University’s research and legislative agenda


The Office of Governmental and Community Affairs is located at Hopkins House, 116 College Road in Chestnut Hill. It is across from Bapst Library on the main Boston College Campus.

  • From Downtown Boston: Take Beacon Street toward Newton. Turn right on Hammond Street. Turn right onto College Road. Hopkins House is on the left-hand side and near the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and College Road.
  • From the Massachusetts Turnpike: Exit at Newton Corner and take Center Street toward Newton Center. Take a left on Commonwealth Avenue. Take a right on Hammond Street. At the intersection of College Road and Hammond Street, take a left onto College Road. Hopkins House is on the left-hand side and toward the end of College Road.
Hopkins House


Thomas J. Keady, Jr.

Vice President


William Mills

Director, Community Affairs

Jeanne Levesque

Director, Government Relations


Stephen Montgomery

Student Community Liaison

Caroline Rourke


Laura Bitran


Economic Impact

Boston College contributes to the local, state and national economies by creating employment in higher education, paying salary, benefits and payroll taxes, generating employee and student spending, purchasing of goods and services from vendors, creating temporary construction jobs and conducting sponsored research projects.