Luke Tate

Assistant Vice President, Executive Director, Opportunity Initiatives at Arizona State University

Luke Tate serves as assistant Vice President and Executive Director of opportunity initiatives at Arizona State University, leveraging emerging scientific and technological innovations to expand economic opportunity for all Americans. In this capacity he oversees the Decision Center for Educational Excellence and initiatives related to artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and the future of work and higher education.  He is also professor of practice in ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, a senior sustainability scholar at ASU’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, a fellow at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, 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 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.