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LSU President William F. Tate IV

LSU President William F. Tate IV meets with members of the Bengal Corps, an LSU Leadership Development Institute initiative, on Nov. 1 to discuss leadership.

LSU President William F. Tate IV meets with members of the Bengal Corps, an LSU Leadership Development Institute initiative, on Nov. 1 to discuss leadership.

LSU President William F. Tate IV with the homecoming queen and king at the LSU-Ole Miss game on Oct. 22.

LSU President William F. Tate IV with the homecoming queen and king at the LSU-Ole Miss game on Oct. 22.

LSU President William F. Tate IV joined The Paul Finebaum Show on Oct. 21 on the LSU campus to talk about LSU's pursuit of academic and athletic success.

LSU President William F. Tate IV joined The Paul Finebaum Show on Oct. 21 on the LSU campus to talk about LSU's pursuit of academic and athletic success.

LSU President William F. Tate IV takes part in the celebration Sept. 20 of nine elite faculty members selected by LSU's Boyd Professors for the honor.

LSU President William F. Tate IV takes part in the celebration Sept. 20 of nine elite faculty members selected by LSU's Boyd Professors for the honor.

LSU president William F. Tate IV enjoys some friendly competition with students at the Student Union at the annual Putting with the President event in August 2022.

LSU president William F. Tate IV enjoys some friendly competition with students at the Student Union at the annual Putting with the President event in August 2022.

LSU President William F. Tate IV takes part in the Community Impact Luncheon on Sept. 6, where he and Southern University President-Chancellor Dennis J. Shields signed the LSU-SU A&M Agenda.

LSU President William F. Tate IV takes part in the Community Impact Luncheon on Sept. 6, where he and Southern University President-Chancellor Dennis J. Shields signed the LSU-SU A&M Agenda.

LSU President William F. Tate IV speaks with U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy during Cassidy's LSU visit in August 2022.

LSU President William F. Tate IV speaks with U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy during Cassidy's LSU visit in August 2022.

LSU AgCenter horticulturists shared freshly picked muscadines from the Hill Farm Teaching Facility with LSU president William F. Tate IV in August 2022.

LSU AgCenter horticulturists shared freshly picked muscadines from the Hill Farm Teaching Facility with LSU president William F. Tate IV in August 2022.

LSU President William F. Tate IV visits with a student at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry during a New Orleans tour in August 2022.

LSU President William F. Tate IV visits with a student at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry during a New Orleans tour in August 2022.

LSU President William F. Tate IV tours the College of Science laser lab.

LSU President William F. Tate IV tours the College of Science laser lab.

LSU President William F. Tate IV at the announcement of a $27.5 million gift from Shell USA, Inc., for energy-related initiatives in June 2022.

LSU President William F. Tate IV at the announcement of a $27.5 million gift from Shell USA, Inc., for energy-related initiatives in June 2022.

LSU President William F. Tate IV visits with radiology technicians at LSU Eunice.

LSU President William F. Tate IV visits with radiology technicians at LSU Eunice.

President William F. Tate IV Elected to the Prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences

President William F. Tate IV

LSU President William F. Tate IV is among the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Tate joins other experts who are exploring the challenges facing society and identifying solutions that address issues of importance to the nation and the world.

Tate joins others affiliated with LSU elected to the Academy: Meredith Blackwell (2021), Gabriela González (2017), Isiah Warner (2016), Earl Ward Plummer (2014), Lewis P. Simpson (2005), James Olney (2001) and Mary Jane West-Eberhard (1996), who was elected during her time at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. 

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President Tate and Julie Lively

On Par Podcast

In "On Par with the President," LSU President William F. Tate IV chats with members of the LSU community who are at the top of their game.

On this episode of the "On Par with the President" podcast, President William F. Tate IV sits down with the executive director of the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, Julie Lively.  

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Guiding Principles

Seek truth. Truth is foundational to society and the mission of the university.
Exhibit empathy. Once the truth is established, it is imperative to exhibit empathy where appropriate. Knowing the truth is important. Yet, the truth requires displaying empathy at times.
Demonstrate care. The pursuit of truth by colleagues operating in a caring fashion represents the hallmark of great university community. Add empathy and you know the place is special.

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Vision for the Future

Imagine a university where scholarship is the primary objective. Scholarship reigns.
The immediate focus is on positioning LSU to be a place where scholarship grows and flourishes in a fashion consistent with the pressing needs of society.
Think more outstanding research, teaching, and learning. Try finding more resources to fund students’ scholarships. Embrace growing the scholar-athlete mindset.
Scholarship first!

 

Meet Kim Cash Tate

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LSU President William F. Tate IV and his wife, Kim, are the parents of two adult children. Kim Cash Tate is an accomplished author, Bible teacher, speaker, and singer songwriter.
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