Governor Bill Lee delivered his first annual State of the State Address on Monday, March 4, outlining a $38.6 billion spending plan for the FY19-20 fiscal year that includes the largest single investment in the Rainy Day fund in the state’s history. The Governor highlighted his initiatives surrounding higher education, vocational and technical education, criminal … Continued
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Interim UT President Randy Boyd was invited to address the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, during the Committee’s first official meeting of the year. Boyd provided the Committee with an overview of the University of Tennessee System and the positive impact occurring throughout the state. Boyd also highlighted his six priorities and discussed the importance of the recently announced Transparent … Continued
Governor Bill Lee concluded his department budget hearings this week with presentations from higher education stakeholders. Interim UT President Randy Boyd shared with the Governor his view that “the most important thing [UT] needs to do as a System is make sure more students graduate on time.” He further stressed the critical nature of fully … Continued
Lawmakers convened on Capitol Hill this week for the start 111th General Assembly. With a total of 29 new members and the upcoming transition from Governor Bill Haslam to Governor-Elect Bill Lee, this week commenced a new and historic era in Tennessee politics. The Oath of Office was duly administered to legislators, leadership was elected, … Continued