The University of Tennessee’s state relations office is located just one block away from the state capitol in Nashville. The staff serves as the primary liaison with the Tennessee General Assembly, the Office of the Governor and state executive agencies. The staff provides immediate support to the UT President and his staff in legislative, public policy and political analysis, as well as helping identify new opportunities for partnering with state government.

Spotlight: Legislative Outreach

Pictured: UT System President Randy Boyd and Rep. Rebecca Alexander (R-Jonesborough)

A key 2021 legislative priority for the University of Tennessee was passage of legislation to expand student access to 4-H programs. HB332/SB203 passed the Senate and House floors unanimously and was recently signed into law by Governor Bill Lee. This legislation was sponsored by Rep. Rebecca Alexander (R-Jonesborough) and UT Health Science Center alumnus Sen. Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin).

For more information about what this legislation means for 4-H students across Tennessee, click here.