AACRAO’s William Gil recognized in annual list of top lobbyists

December 3, 2021
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AACRAO’s William Gil recognized in annual list of top lobbyists
Gil provides strong voice for higher education on the hill


William Gil, AACRAO Director, Government Relations, was once again recognized on the list of top lobbyists released by The Hill, a news website based in Washington, D.C., that covers politics.

"In one of the busiest years on record for the D.C. influence world, these are the people who wielded their connections and knowledge most effectively for their clients," states the announcement. "Not all of those honored on this list are registered lobbyists. But they are all key players who the nation’s biggest companies, advocacy groups, labor unions and trade associations turn to when they want their voices heard in the nation’s capital."

AACRAO advocates for members, the students they serve, and higher education as a whole, on issues including the Higher Education Act, FERPA policy, negotiated rulemaking, Doubling Pell, and many other issues affecting higher education.

With echoes from the AACRAO Board, AACRAO President, Tiffany Robinson, expressed her appreciation for Gil's commitment and advocacy on behalf of AACRAO.

“While it’s a personal accomplishment, it’s really more of a reflection of the association and the voice AACRAO has in higher education issues," shared Gil upon hearing the news. "Our members play an important role on college campuses on an everyday basis in pursuit of increased education attainment and student success. It's easy to advocate in support of these issues.”


AACRAO is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals representing approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. Its commitment to the professional development of its members includes best practice guidance on admissions strategies to meet institutional diversity objectives, delivery of academic programs in innovative ways to meet the needs of a changing student body, and exemplary approaches to student retention and completion.