Students at the University of Tennessee got a rare opportunity to voice their concerns straight to the top. The chancellor of UT, Jimmy Cheek, spent about an hour Monday evening answering student questions.
Those in attendance could text in their questions about be chosen at random. The issues ranged from employee wages to environmental concerns, and while some students may not have heard what they would have liked, it helped them understand both sides of the issues.
"Not the answers I was looking for, but it did help me get a better understanding of their stances on certain issues," said UT student, Mitch Thompson.
"I think it's very important; I think I need to hear what the students are concerned about, and they need to hear what I think about those concerns," said Chancellor Cheek.
The town hall was put on by the student government association's government affairs committee. They hope to make it an annual event.