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

State leaders attend UT Teacher Prep Convening

Senate Education Chair Dolores Gresham, House Education Chair Mark White, and THEC Executive Director Mike Krause join President Randy Boyd and Chancellors Angle, Carver, and Plowman at the UT Teacher Preparation Convening

In September, the Office of Government Relations and Advocacy partnered with the Office of Academic Affairs to host a statewide convening on teacher preparation.  The event brought together educators and administrators from across the UT System, legislative leaders, and representatives from the Office of Governor Bill Lee, Tennessee Department of Education, State Board of Education, and education advocacy groups.