Chair of Changemaking Initiatives

Will Tate

How’s it going Toreros! 

My name is Will Tate.  I am a senator for the School of Business as well as the new Chair of Changemaking Initiatives. 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!

I am so excited to be a part of the team! Some past and present positions I have held at USD are 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 was born and raised in Oceanside, California and moved to San Diego for college. 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.

I am looking forward to what this 2016-2017 year has in store for the USD community. This summer has been filled with ample people being proactive in wanting to be a part of the change USD will see in its near future. I chose to be senator and chair because knowing who is all in AS this year, I believe we have THE Dream Team! I fully support our Prez TJ Hodges and know that with his leadership and heart, he will be fully present to everyone’s ideas and that USD will improve not only for current students, but future Toreros as well. I have many projects in the works and am involved with different committees. My goal is to use my platform as chair to bridge the gap between AS and the Changemaker HUB. USD is known to be a Changemaker HUB so my task this year is to make that a reality for all students. USD is full of amazing people and I honestly want to provide as many opportunities to develop students into better leaders by co-creating a community at USD that does so!

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 feel free to reach out. Did I mention that I love listening!?

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.”

With much love and respect,

Will Tate