The area of Government Relations provides support and counsel in matters relative to community issues. The area serves as another liaison to area neighborhoods. An important responsibility is assisting the President and university leadership with communication to state and local government officials regarding policy and program issues facing the institution and the community. Other responsibilities include representing the President at various community and governmental functions and cultivating and nurturing relationships in the community as it relates to the University.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett and son, Cole, and Marks Sims, CEO of Stonecrest Hospital, and sons Campbell and Elliott take advantage of a photo op with MTSU mascot, Lightning. The Hargetts and Simses were guests of Dr. McPhee at a February basketball game.