First Day of Session UT Interim President Randy Boyd and UT Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman were on hand in Nashville to welcome members back for the legislative session. The two leaders made numerous visits on Tuesday, Jan. 14 to advocate for funding for the Oak Ridge Institute (ORI) and the UT Institute of Agriculture … Continued

State Issues

UT Interim President Randy Boyd testified at Governor Bill Lee’s higher education budget hearings today, highlighting FY20-21 funding recommendations made by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).  The recommendations include fully funding the state’s performance-based formula at $38 million to recognize improved outcomes at public higher education institutions, as well as a key request aimed at … Continued

Higher Education Funding