Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee presented his 2019-20 budget recommendations, including more than $643.8 million in appropriations for the University of Tennessee, to the General Assembly during his State of the State address in Nashville Monday night.
An unprecedented third straight year of tuition increases held to an historic low is the lead highlight in University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro’s 2017 Annual Report to the General Assembly.
The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. EST in the Cumberland/LeConte rooms of the Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville.
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.