Anthony G. Collins, Ph.D., President
Currently serving as Clarkson's 16th president, Anthony Collins is a regional and national advocate for higher education - industrial partnerships that couple research discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise for commercialization and economic development with a focus on advancing sustainable energy solutions and environmental technology innovation.
In May 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Dr. Collins to serve on the Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Dr. Collins in July 2011 to serve as co-chair for the North Country Regional Economic Development Council. He served in that role until February 2019. Dr. Collins served on a commission established by Governor Cuomo in November 2012 to investigate and study utility companies' storm preparation and management; and to recommend reforms to overhaul regulation of the entire system to better deal with emergencies. He is currently is a member of the panel Governor Cuomo has tasked to advise him and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on the redesigns of New York’s airports and the supporting infrastructure to attract additional commercial activity. He is the also the president of the Seaway Private Equity Corporation that invests in new technology companies based in St. Lawrence County, New York.