Governor Bill Lee conducted his departmental budget hearings this week. On Tuesday, the state’s higher education institutions provided updates and shared their budget proposals with the governor. President Randy Boyd used the opportunity to share his appreciation for the UT faculty, staff, and students and highlighted their determination and perseverance to ensure the University is … Continued

Administration & Governance

Twelve new members were elected to the 112th Tennessee General Assembly last night, including new house representation for the University’s Knoxville and Martin campuses. As these new legislators begin to transition into their new roles, we encourage our advocates to reach out in the coming months to share your support of the University. Below you will find a … Continued

Elections

The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned sine die bringing an end the two-year legislative session shortly after 3 a.m. on Friday. The rare, early morning adjournment was due to hours of negotiations between the House and the Senate on numerous items. The legislature was primarily focused on passing a revised 2020-21 fiscal year budget in response to the … Continued

Administration & Governance