Tennessee Tech University President Bob Bell (second from left) and other members of the TTU executive advisory committee and Tennessee Board of Regents met recently with members of the state legislature to discuss issues of importance to Tennessee Tech and higher education throughout the state. The meeting included open discussions about Tennessee Tech’s vision and priorities in the coming years as well as state funding. Among those at the meeting were, from left, TBR Chancellor Charles Manning; Bell; Sen. Charlotte Burks, who also serves as secretary on the Senate Education Committee; Rep. Jere Hargrove, chair of the House Commerce Committee; TBR Vice Chancellor David Gregory; and TBR Regent Noble Cody. Also at the meeting was Rep. Les Winningham, chair of the House Education Committee. Photo: TTU.