Haslam to Deliver State of the State Tonight

Tonight, Governor Bill Haslam will address a joint session of the House and Senate in his annual State of the State address to kick off the first regular session of the 109th General Assembly. The yearly address is an important part of the legislative process, formalizing Gov. Haslam’s policy priorities and setting the tone for … Continued

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UT President Joe DiPietro Joins Panel on Higher Ed Workforce Preparedness

Reliable funding that enables excellence while holding institutions accountable is the single-greatest challenge facing public higher education, University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro told a gathering of Nashville business leaders on Wednesday. “We really started to address this challenge when our board met in June, and I suggested higher education’s current business model is unsustainable,” … Continued

Higher Education Funding

One UT Advocate Speaks Out

The column below was written by Bo Roberts and published in The Tennessean on June 2.  Roberts is a Nashville-based marketing consultant who has worked with and consulted for higher education institutions in Tennessee.  He is a Co-Chair of the UTAA Alumni Legislative Council and member of the UT Advocacy Network. To most of us, … Continued

Higher Education Funding

Senators File Budget Amendments

The Senate Budget Subcommittee met last week to hear budget amendments filed by members.  The amendments, 154 in all, were voted on by committee members this week. Below are the Senate amendments that would have impacted the University of Tennessee System.  None of the amendments passed, dying either from the lack of a motion or … Continued

Higher Education Funding