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Brief: William F. Tate named new provost of USC

After a national search for a new provost, William F. Tate was chosen as the new provost for USC during Friday’s board of trustees meeting. 

Tate was passed to the board of trustees via a recommendation from university President Bob Caslen. The board voted unanimously in favor of Tate.

Tate comes to USC from being the dean and vice provost of graduate education at Washington State University in St. Louis. He will serve as the new executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. 

Tate had also been a candidate and favorite among students and faculty during the search for a new university president earlier last year. 

Interim Provost Tayloe Harding will continue his duties as provost until summer of this year, when Tate will take the office of provost. 

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