As Vice President for Public Affairs, Jeff Lieberson oversees strategic communications for APLU and helps support related efforts at the association’s member institutions.
Lieberson works to build backing in Washington and across the country for public research universities and advocates for APLU projects and initiatives designed to increase degree completion, advance research, and strengthen engagement. He is also the primary staff member for the Council on Strategic Communications, which brings together senior communications officials from APLU institutions to develop best practices and work collaboratively to advance the mission of public research universities.
Prior to joining APLU in February 2013, Lieberson spent more than 12 years on Capitol Hill. He served as chief of staff to Congressman Maurice Hinchey after working as his communications director. Lieberson also worked as press secretary for Congressman Steve Rothman, who represented his home district in northern New Jersey, and he began his Capitol Hill career in the press office of U.S. Senator Evan Bayh.
Lieberson graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications. He is a lifelong New York Mets fanatic who believes this is the year they’re going to win it all (as he does every year). And in accordance with New Jersey state law, he is also a big Springsteen fan.