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Kelly Mixon Dockham

Director of Federal Affairs

(919) 843-0050



Kelly Dockham is the Director of Federal Affairs for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has served in this role since January 2018.  In this role, she represents the University in advocacy before the federal government, regulatory agencies, and key policymakers.  Kelly works closely with faculty, students, and administrators to develop and advance UNC-Chapel Hill’s federal agenda.

Kelly arrived at UNC-Chapel Hill in July 2015 after working ten years in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill and in the private sector.  She began her career in 2005 as a professional staff member for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.  For several years, Kelly also served as a Legislative Assistant for a U.S. Senator — handling issues related to the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee as well as the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  In 2009, Kelly made the move off Capitol Hill, joining a Washington, DC based law firm Squire Patton Boggs (formerly Patton Boggs) where she served as Public Policy Advisor.  There she worked closely with two former United States Senators John Breaux (D-LA) and Trent Lott (R-MS).

Kelly is a native of Oxford, Mississippi and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The University of Mississippi (2005).


Roxana Boyd

Assistant Director of Federal Affairs

(919) 843-0051



Roxana Boyd joined UNC-Chapel Hill’s Office of Federal Affairs as Assistant Director in June 2019. She supports the development and advancement of UNC’s federal policy agenda by analyzing and tracking legislative and regulatory actions and advocating before federal officials and their staff. Roxana provides policy updates and analysis to UNC administrators, students, and faculty, and seeks to amplify their work and voices in Washington. She also works closely with government relations colleagues in the higher education community and serves as co-Chair of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Higher Education Task Force.

Previously, Roxana spent six years in Washington, DC with the Legislative and Public Policy practices of Arnold & Porter and Squire Patton Boggs, where she focused on higher education, healthcare, and technology policy. Her passion for education and federal affairs stems from growing up in a family of educators and her experience working as a congressional intern for former Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC). She also has worked with several nonprofits dedicated to early childhood and public health and safety issues. Roxana is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Davidson College (2013).




The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Federal Affairs
300 Bynum Hall
Campus Box 7006
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7006
phone: (919) 843.0050

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