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UT Advocacy is the official grassroots network of the University of Tennessee.

Our UT Advocates are thousands of alumni, employees, students and friends who believe in the University’s value to all Tennesseans and share that message with elected officials. We believe that your voice matters, and together, we can make a difference. Become an advocate today.


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Spotlight on Teacher Prep Programs

Teacher preparation programs took center stage this week as both House Education Committees heard presentations on the topic coordinated by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and the State Board of Education. The presentation largely focused on the results of a new state report card aimed at providing more accountability for higher education teacher preparation … Continued



President Joe DiPietro Presents Budget Testimony

UT President Presents Top Funding Priorities in FY18-19 Budget Hearing

Governor Bill Haslam kicked off his annual budget hearings this week, hearing the requests and funding priorities of state agencies, departments, and public institutions of higher education.  The funding priorities of state entities are weighed each year in light of competing interests, available resources, and the Governor’s priorities as he prepares his spending plan for … Continued


Impact Tennessee: Fall Advocacy Event Series Begins for UT Alumni

A new advocacy event series has launched this fall for UT alumni across the state.  Join University of Tennessee President Dr. Joe DiPietro and his special advisor, Phillip Fulmer, along with other special guests to learn how your story and the story of all UT campuses and institutes can impact Tennessee for the greater good. … Continued


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