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Longhorns on the Hill

 

Since 2015, UT Advocates have been traveling to Washington, D.C. to advocate for UT Austin and higher education to our country’s top decision-makers. 

Stay tuned for 2021 details! In the meantime, stay connected and become a UT advocate today.

Did you miss the 2020 Longhorns on the Hill speakers? Watch the recordings here. 

Learn from fellow Longhorns

During Longhorns on the Hill 2020 we heard from UT faculty and alumni as they discussed the value of their UT educations and the importance of advocacy through a series of live interviews.


Vice Admiral (Dr.) Raquel Cruz Bono

Director, Washington State’s COVID-19 Health System Response Management; BA ’79; Life Member; Distinguished Alumna


Jay Hartzell

President, UT Austin


Dean Clay Johnston and Dean Sharon Wood

Dean of Dell Medical School and Dean of Cockrell School of Engineering
Panel moderated by
Rosa Flores, BBA, MPA ’01, BJ ’05, Life Member

 

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Opener slide
Since the inaugural LOTH, the number of Texas Exes advocating for their alma mater on the Hill has more than doubled.
In 2015, 26 volunteers made 17 office visits.
By 2019, 37 volunteers met with all 31 members of the Texas delegation.
Year after year, whether through lengthy sit-downs in congressional offices, hallway chats, or sometimes even an impromptu mid-committee hearing meeting, alumni have advocated for these key issues
Increased federal research funding.
The rising cost of college.
Increased financial aid.
“There are Longhorn legislators on both sides of the aisle,” says Katie Jarl, BJ ’07, Life Member. "For at least a day, we were able to walk into those offices wearing our burnt orange and individually share our commitment to keeping Texas great.”

The Impact of Longhorns on the Hill 

Click through to see the how Texas Exes have advocated for UT at the federal level over the years.