Latest ‘ON THE HILL’ government relations report available

On the Hill, Issue 10, February 2023

Rep. Mark Green visits Vanderbilt; State Senate transportation chair visits university; Vanderbilt Legends expansion moves forward 

Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations has published the 10th 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

  • Rep. Mark Green, congressional staff visits to Vanderbilt 
  • FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Package includes increases for research, higher ed priorities 
  • Tennessee delegation moves into committee leadership and new committees 
  • OFR hosts STEM Policy and Advocacy Seminar 
  • VU, VUMC recognize Rep. Jim Cooper 
  • Staying in touch with OFR 

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 if you would like to be added to the distribution list.

State update

  • Senate Transportation Committee chair visits Vanderbilt 
  • Bass Military Scholars featured at House Education Committee 
  • General Assembly begins 
  • Legislative committees announced 
  • TICUA Executive Leadership Institute panel 
  • General election – state results 
  • SGR attends SEC Government Relations Conference 

Local update

  • Vanderbilt Legends expansion moves forward 
  • Division of Government and Community Relations hires Eben Cathey as local government relations director 
  • LGR coordination with NDOT 

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.