Committee on External Affairs
Legislative Priorities 2018 - 2019
September 27, 2018
Vice Chancellor Kim McConnick
minutes with discussion
Vice Chancellor McCormick will recap the Presidents Legislative Training that was held
on August 7; 2018, at the TBR System Office. Regent Tom Griscom led the group
discussions about the legislative action in preparation for the next General Assembly.
The committee will receive an overview of the 2019 Legislative Priorities. These
priorities were input from TBR System Leadership and TBR Presidents. The Government
Relations Division of the Office of External Affairs will advocate on behalf of TBR to
the members of the Tennessee General Assembly. Legislative session will begin January
8, 2019. Vice Chancellor McCormick will ask Assistant Vice Chancellor Krysten Velloff
to present the proposed legislative priorities to the committee.
The Legislative Priorities are:
secure fo1mula, capital outlay, and equipment funding
requests; (2) ensure the statewide, campus safety and security ofTBR's 110,000+
students; (3) suppo1t eff01ts to expand college access to all Tennessee high school
graduates (4) ensure the system institutions are afforded the :flexibility to be nimble in
response to the continually evolving educational demands required for student success;
and (5) continue to thrive and grow as the workforce development arm of Tennessee's
Economic and Community Development Division.
Vice Chancellor McCormick will provide an overview of the TBR institutions legislative
events held during the 2018-2019 academic year. An event schedule will be
disseminated to committee members.