Dr. William Tate IV has been named president of Louisiana State University. Tate is expected to start in July.
One of the nation’s most prominent education researchers, Tate is currently the Education Foundation Distinguished Professor and provost & executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of South Carolina. Previously, he was dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education at Washington University in St. Louis.
Tate holds a Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Maryland, Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Texas at Dallas, Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology from Washington University School of Medicine, and Bachelor of Science in economics from Northern Illinois University.
He is the first Black to lead LSU.