The Heroines

Dr. Juanita S. Tate

is honored with a Large Paver from College of Health Professions

Juanita Sue Tate was born on a farm in Callaway County Missouri on June 22, 1938 to Jewell and Doyle Windsor. She is a graduate of Fulton High School in Fulton, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1960. She has a Master’s degree in nursing from Washington University in St. Louis and a Doctor of Philosophy in higher education from the University of Denver. After working for a couple of years as a staff nurse, she began her teaching career at University of Missouri School of Nursing. During her years as a nurse educator she taught at Washington University in St. Louis, University of Southern Illinois at Edwardsville and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She served as Interim Dean at the School of Nursing University of Colorado twice prior to becoming Chairperson of the WSU School of Nursing and Associate Dean of the College of Health Professions, a position she held from 1999-2008.

Juanita had two sisters, Mary Belle Starkey and Dianne Wade. She was married in 1960 to Thompson Tate, Jr. and has one child, Douglass Lee born in 1964, and a granddaughter, Ashley born in 1992. Upon retirement she is moving to Colorado where she had lived for more than 25 years before coming to WSU.

Paver Inscription

Dr. Juanita S. Tate, RN, PhD
Chair, School of Nursing
Associate Dean, College of Health Professions
"Leadership with Compassion and Integrity"