Dr. Cate joined the UA as the Director of the school in 1994. He retired in 2006, after 12 years of dedicated service. Dr. Cate provided significant leadership to all the School’s programs, particularly with respect to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty members and to mentoring graduate students. He built a national and international reputation in his area of scholarship, especially in the study of close relationships. Dr. Cate served as Editor of Family and Consumer Science Research Journal for two terms.