The second session of the 112th General Assembly adjourned last week on Thursday, April 28, concluding a successful legislative session for the University of Tennessee. Along with the historic investments in the state budget, the University secured 100% of its legislative agenda. These priorities included codifying the UT System’s newest campus, UT Southern, and establishing its campus advisory board (Public Chapter 648); ensuring UT’s campuses are among the best places in the country for military-affiliated and veteran students by authorizing governing boards to allow in-state tuition for these populations, no matter their place of residency (Public Chapter 791); and updating Tennessee’s Name, Image, and Likeness law to ensure a level playing field for Tennessee student-athletes and to position athletic programs more competitively (Public Chapter 845).
We appreciate the interest, support, and hard work of every UT Advocate during the legislative session. This remarkable year could not have been possible without your help. Thank you for all you do to support the University of Tennessee!