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Luke Tate

Luke Tate

Assistant Vice President and Executive Director, Opportunity Initiatives, Office of the President

Luke.Tate@asu.edu

480-262-9596

Office of University Affairs
Arizona State University
PO Box 877705
Tempe, AZ 85287-7705

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Vice President and Executive Director, Opportunity Initiatives, Office of the President
  • Professor of Practice, School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Biography

Luke Tate serves as Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Opportunity Initiatives at Arizona State University (ASU), leveraging emerging scientific and technological innovations to expand economic opportunity for middle- and lower-income Americans.  He is also Professor of Practice in ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society and a non-resident fellow at the Urban Institute.  Luke most recently served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Mobility on the White House Domestic Policy Council, where he ran a team working on economic mobility, urban policy, poverty, technology and access to opportunity, open data, housing, homelessness, and long-term disaster recovery. He previously served at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as senior advisor for urban policy, and as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Luke was a member of the Presidential Transition team. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, he did community development and educational work in Nicaragua, and worked on community policy in the Office of the Governor of Arizona. He grew up in central Phoenix, Arizona and is a graduate of Harvard University.

Education

  • BA, Government, Harvard College, 2006

Expertise