“We had frequent contact with elected officials over the course of the session, and we hoped the legislature would understand our need to support and advance a culture of diversity and inclusion on our campuses…”
A collection of future doctors, lawyers, engineers, executives and idea-generators who lined the halls of Legislative Plaza on Wednesday all had one thing in common: the University of Tennessee.
Members of the Tennessee House and Senate will divide into teams and compete in a football passing contest to cap off UT Day on the Hill.
Among UT’s top budget requests that were funded: a new West Tennessee 4-H Center, a new science building for UT Knoxville, pay raises for employees, and full funding of the state’s higher education productivity gains.
The University of Tennessee is heading into uncharted territory, seeking to cut costs while maintaining excellence in the face of projected funding gaps, and successful navigation can secure the state’s future.