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LSU President William F. Tate IV speaks at investiture


LSU President William F. Tate IV Invited to the White House to Share LSU’s COVID Protocol Success


BATON ROUGE – LSU President William F. Tate IV was invited to the White House on Wednesday to brief President Joe Biden and his COVID Response Team on the success of LSU’s COVID-19 mitigation strategies. 

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Presidential Investiture

History in the Making

On Friday, Aug. 27, William F. Tate IV was formally installed as LSU’s new president. The investiture—one of the oldest traditions in academia—is a significant event in the life of any university. It symbolizes the pursuit of knowledge and is an opportunity to welcome a new era and celebrate as a community.

See a replay of the ceremony.

President Tate and Nancy Rabalais

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.

In this episode, Dr. Nancy Rabalais joins him to discuss the "Dead Zone," share a behind-the-scenes look at an oceanographer's life, and describe her journey to being elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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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.
Learn more about Kim Cash Tate.

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LSU Campuses

Each LSU campus plays a vital role in preparing students to incorporate new knowledge and new technologies into their daily lives.  

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