LSU Receives Transformational Investment to Elevate Healthcare in Louisiana

February 11, 2022

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

I’m excited to announce a watershed moment in LSU history – Our Lady of the Lake and LCMC Health have committed $245 million to LSU over the next 10 years, the largest philanthropic investment ever made to our university. This support will advance our pursuit of the National Cancer Institute designation, catalyze STEM education and research in Louisiana, strengthen the talent pipeline for the future of healthcare, alleviate financial barriers to quality healthcare for our students, and provide elite wellness programs to our student-athletes.

This is a game changer for LSU and for Louisiana. As the state’s flagship university, LSU has an inherent responsibility to our fellow Louisianans. Not only will this allow LSU to position itself as a national leader more aggressively than ever before, but it will also support our commitment to reducing cancer disparities for the people of our state and meaningfully improving the quality of healthcare and overall quality of life for so many people in need.

Investments at this level are disruptive in the most positive of ways and will lead to additional advancements. I’m proud to say that there’s more good news on the horizon, and I look forward to celebrating our continued ascent with you all. Thank you for the incredible role you play in our success.

William F. Tate IV
LSU President

Learn More: LSU Launches Watershed Effort with $245 Million Investment and Support from Healthcare Partners