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LSU Names William Tate IV As The First Black President In The School's History

Louisiana State University (LSU) has just made a power move with the school’s first Black president. During the Board of Supervisors Meeting, the Board named William Tate IV as the school’s next president. Tate currently serves as an Education Foundation Distinguished Professor and Provost as well as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of South Carolina. “This is a very pivotal time at our university, from economic, environmental, social challenges, but we are doing great things at this place. From our academic achievements, our enrollment, our diversity, I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished,” said LSU Board Chair Robert Dampf in an official press release. “We set about to find a great leader, and we found one.” He will replace current LSU President Tom Galligan who has served as the school’s president since January 2000. For Tate, being a part of LSU’s executive team is exciting and he notes that the students will be a driving force in the work that...

May 7, 2021