Associated Students President

Will Tate

Will Tate, A.S. President Headshot

Beloved Toreros!

Welcome back! I hope your summer was a productive one and that you are as excited as I am about the 2017-2018 academic year. Our Associated Students leadership team has been working throughout the summer to prepare for the year. We look forward to working with all of you to accomplish great things in the year ahead.

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Will Tate and I have the honor and privilege of serving as your Associated Students President. I am so stoked that this incoming class is the most diverse first years in our history.

I am a first-generation student from San Diego County, born and raised in Oceanside, California. My dad, being half black and half Filipino, is a military kid and settled in Oceanside. My mom is a first-generation citizen from Mexico and has worked her tail off to raise three beautiful children. I would say I am a product of Oceanside and I rep my city proudly!

I am double majoring in Accounting and Theology as well as pursing my Non-Profit certification in SOLES! I have studied abroad in Guatemala and did an outreach program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and took drawing and history—was more like a vacation!

Some past and present positions I have held at USD are: Subcommittee Chair of Changemaking and Senator, Community Outreach for Black Student Union, mentor for incoming freshmen for Student Support Services, Co-Leader for Black Campus Ministry, and I also co-lead an organization in the works called Pancake Peeps! Last but not least, I was the Inaugural President for a Day here at USD.

I just want to say; I love people, I love listening to their stories and I love helping people uncover their gifts and seeing them be utilized by making a positive change in the community.  If you ever would like to chat or are one of those people who really believe they will change the world, let’s link up! Please, please, please just stop by my office on the third floor of the SLP 312. I would love to welcome you and answer any questions you have.

If you haven’t noticed, there is a new edition that has been added to our beautiful campus - Paseo de Colachis. There is a lot of great gathering spaces including lawns, tables and chairs, I encourage you to utilize the space! It’s yours!

Lastly, I would like to leave you with one of my quotes captured in the USD magazine, “USD does not stand for being neutral or complacent, but rather, this is a place for students and faculty to be challenged, to grow, to thrive and to be equipped with the necessary education, openness and leadership traits that will make us Changemakers on a worldwide scale after graduation.”

Please believe me when I say this, it is a blessing to serve you all.

Will Tate, '18

Associated Students President



Phone: 619.260.4600 ext.4910

Office Hours: 

Mondays: 9am-11am & 12pm-1pm

Wednesdays: 9am-11am

AS President Job Description