William Tate IV Will Be the Next Provost at the University of South Carolina

William F. Tate IV was appointed executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina. He will begin his new duties in July.

“I’m honored and excited to start my journey at South Carolina,” Dr. Tate said. “This is a special place and being at the state’s flagship university provides a tremendous opportunity to change the lives of students and entire communities through education, research, innovation, and service.”

Currently, Dr. Tate is the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences and dean of the Graduate School at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Tate joined the Washington University faculty in 2002. He has served as dean and vice provost for graduate education since 2014 and previously served as chair of the department of education in Arts & Sciences for 12 years.

Dr. Tate has been elected to the National Academy of Education and is a past president of the American Educational Research Association. In 2019, he was one of four finalists for the presidency of the University of South Carolina.

Professor Tate is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. He holds a master’s degree in mathematical sciences education from the University of Texas at Dallas and a doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Maryland at College Park. In 2011, he added to his resume, earning a master’s degree in psychiatric epidemiology from the Washington University School of Medicine.


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