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LSU President Dr. William Tate Interview (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-07-30

Duration: 00:08:25

Subjects: HIGHER EDUCATION | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Tate, William F., IV


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Tate, William Interviewee
  • Tate, Kim Cash Interviewee


This segment from the July 30, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Dr. William Tate, the new president of Louisiana State University (LSU) and the first African American to hold the position. He discusses: managing the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic; his impressions of LSU; the importance of improving the handling of sexual assault cases on campus following the Title IX scandal; and his family’s move to Louisiana. Moreau also interviews Kim Cash Tate, his wife, who discusses her career as a Christian author and singer and her excitement about this next chapter in their lives.