of the President

William F. Tate IV, LSU President


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“ I am excited about being part of the LSU family and partnering with you to take LSU to new heights. My immediate focus is on positioning LSU to be a place where scholarship grows and flourishes. Together, we can help LSU continue to rise and be great. Geaux Tigers! ”

Presidential Investiture

Ceremony Details Coming Soon

Join us for the investiture ceremony—one of the oldest traditions in academia—where William F. Tate IV will be formally installed as LSU’s new president. The investiture 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.

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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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