Our Mission: Develop relationships that showcase and provide ETSU resources and services which are mutually beneficial to local, state and federal community and governmental partners.
Functions of the office: Responsible to the university president for developing and implementing the institution's political engagement strategy with federal, state and local elected officials, regulatory agencies, and key policy makers; representing the institution before key government officials and policy makers; advising the President and institution Senior Staff on the impact of proposed legislation and determining an appropriate response; and performing other related duties as assigned.
ETSU Legislative Luncheon
The Gray Fossil Site & Museum - Gray, TN
October 17, 2017
ETSU Legislative Luncheon
The Hermitage Hotel - Nashville, TN
February 7, 2017
The Business Journal of Tri-Cities, TN/VA 2016 Healthcare Heroes
July 15, 2016
PHOTO: (front, l-r) Jennifer Whitehead: Healthcare Hero; Patti Vanhook: Healthcare Hero; Ginny Kidwell: Healthcare Hero; (back, l-r) Randy Wykoff: Cup of Kindness, Community Service; Mike Stoots: Cup of Kindness, Innovention; Rob Pack: Healthcare Hero.
Healthcare Heroes are the men and women who go above and beyond the call of duty every
day to keep our region's people and businesses well cared for.
Governor Bill Haslam signs the FOCUS Bill into law at ETSU
June 13, 2016
PHOTO: Governor Bill Haslam (seated) is accompanied at the FOCUS signing event by (l-r) ETSU President Brian Noland, Representative David Hawk, Representative Bud Hulsey, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, Senator Rusty Crowe, Senator Steve Southerland, Representative Jon Lundberg, Representative John Holsclaw, and Representative Matthew Hill.
ETSU Civility Week
March 28 - April 3, 2016
PHOTO: Bridget Baird, ETSU Associate Vice President for Community & Government Relations (left) and Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (right).
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, addressed "Civility in Politics" in a public lecture at ETSU on March 31st.
ETSU President Brian Noland escorts Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on a tour of the
Johnson City main campus
Government Relations Advisory Council
Dr. Jack Parton
Dr. Mack Patton
Dr. Brian Noland
Register to Vote
Tennessee Voter Registration
Your TN Voter Registration Information
Find Your TN County Election Office
The office of Adult, Commuter & Transfer Services in the Division of Student Affairs can provide students, faculty & staff with voter registration forms for those who wish to to register to vote in the state of Tennessee. You can stop by their office at any time during business hours to pick up a form. Once the form is completed, you can mail it to your County Election Commission office or bring it to the ACTS office & they will gladly mail it for you.
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