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

Trustee Donnie Smith Meets with Senate Education Chair Dolores Gresham at the UT Martin Somerville Center

In June, members of the Government Relations and Advocacy team traveled throughout West Tennessee building relationships between members of the Tennessee General Assembly, district Congressional staff, and new members of the UT Board of Trustees.