New LSU president visits LSUS in conjunction with fall semester kickoff

LSU President William Tate IV encouraged LSU Shreveport to focus on scholarship first — one of his themes as he settles into the top job with the university system — during his visit to LSUS August 19.

Tate acknowledged that LSUS students often face financial challenges and praised the university for trying to make a college degree more affordable. He also said investments in online programs — not just campus construction — should be a priority.

As the chief executive and academic officer of both the LSU system and the LSU flagship campus in Baton Rouge, the LSU president provides strategic and collaborative leadership in developing and advancing aspirational goals and plans to achieve LSU’s mission of fostering first-class learning, the discovery of innovations, and the development of Louisiana’s human capital by applying research and scholarship in advancing intellectual, personal, and professional growth.

LSU President William Tate IV, left, visits with LSUS Foundation President Carey Sullivan during Tate’s trip to LSUS on August 19.