Edward T. Foote II

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Edward T. Foote II
4th President of the
University of Miami
In office
March 29, 1981[1] – June 1, 2001
Preceded by Henry King Stanford
Succeeded by Donna Shalala
Personal details
Born Edward Thaddeus Foote II
(1937-12-15) December 15, 1937 (age 77)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
Spouse(s) Roberta W. Fulbright (1964–present)
Children 3
Alma mater Yale University
Profession Educator, administrator
Institutions Washington University in St. Louis
University of Miami

Edward Thaddeus "Tad" Foote II (born December 15, 1937) served as the fourth president of the University of Miami from 1981 through 2001.

A graduate of John Burroughs School in St. Louis, Missouri, Yale University, and Georgetown University Law Center. Foote served as dean of the law school at Washington University in St. Louis from 1973 to 1980.[2]

Foote was appointed University of Miami president in March 1981.[3] He was followed in this position by Donna Shalala, who served as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton.

During his tenure, undergraduate admissions and academic standards were raised, top faculty recruited, and major private and government funding secured for research and permanent facilities. The increase in the University's local, national and international profile paralleled the rise of Miami as the so-called "Capital of the Americas."

The University of Miami established the Foote Fellowships in honor of the University's fourth president.


  1. ^ National Desk (March 29, 1981). "U. OF MIAMI, PLANNING CHANGES, NAMES NEW HEAD". The New York Times. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Foote professor". Newsroom. Washington University in St. Louis. March 5, 2005. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Jerry (2001). "Foote Notes". Miami (University of Miami) 9 (3). Retrieved February 5, 2012.