Latest ‘ON THE HILL’ government relations report now available

On the Hill Issue 9

Blackburn, Fort Campbell officials visit Vanderbilt; Key highlights from 112th TN General Assembly; Mayor Cooper visits campus

Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations has published the ninth issue of its ON THE HILL government relations report. The biannual report summarizes Vanderbilt’s activities over the past six months at the federal, state and local levels of government.

Federal update

  • Blackburn, Fort Campbell officials visit Vanderbilt to see Pathfinder-funded research
  • CHIPS and Science Act enacted
  • Vanderbilt administrators, faculty, staff and students join OFR in advocating for funding priorities
  • FY 2023 appropriations update
  • Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pell Grant
  • OFR to begin ‘office hours’ this fall

As part of regular federal updates, you can subscribe to our DCbrief newsletter, which provides timely, concise summaries of news items to inform Vanderbilt faculty and staff of federal policy developments that impact the university and higher education community. Please email to be added to the distribution list.

State update

  • Key highlights from the 112th Tennessee General Assembly
  • Peabody professors present to the House Finance Committee
  • TN Commissioner Turner, State Rep. Clemmons visit Vanderbilt

Local update

  • Mayor Cooper visits campus to announce new regulations protecting sidewalks and bike lanes
  • LGR coordination with Metro Nashville
  • Mayor’s office collaborates with community partners to map heat distribution across Nashville


The Division of Government and Community Relations serves as the institution-wide hub for public policy and community initiatives by developing unique relationships with and communicating to Vanderbilt’s vast array of external and internal constituencies. In addition, Government and Community Relations serves as an advocate, facilitator and funder of community organizations that align with the Vanderbilt mission.