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MEETING:

SUBJECT:

DATE:

PRESENTER:

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THE COLLEGE

of

TENNESSEE

BOARD TRANSMITTAL

SYSTEM

Committee on External Affairs

Legislative Priorities 2018 - 2019

September 27, 2018

Vice Chancellor Kim McConnick

PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS:

15

minutes with discussion

ACTION REQUIRED:

STAFF'S

RECOMMENDATION:

Informational Purposes

Not Applicable

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:

(1)

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.