Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Helen Tate joined Georgia Southwestern State University in July as the new associate vice president for Academic Affairs. With a wealth of experience in leadership and communication,
Dr. Tate is poised to make a tremendous impact on the intellectual growth of students at Southwestern. “I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to the challenges and rewards of supporting the academic programs of the University,” she said.
Dr. Tate earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in speech communication from Idaho State University, and she earned a Ph.D. in the same field from the Indiana University. She was most recently division head of Arts and Communication Studies at Columbia College in South Carolina.
While serving as an administrator for much of her career, Dr. Tate’s roots are deep as a teacher, and her students have recognized her ability to lead them. During her career she has received five different teaching awards and has been nominated for numerous others.