Anthony G. Collins
Serving as Clarkson's 16th president since 2003, Tony 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
He is the Chair of the Association of Independent Technological Institutions (AITU), a member of New York's Reimagine Education Task Force to assist schools and higher education institutions adopt technological innovations to open safely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the emeritus chair of New York's Commission for Independent Colleges and Universities.
Our Response to the National Call for More STEM Education
Clarkson is a private, national research university and proven leader in technological education and sustainable economic development. STEM intersects our scholarship, research, innovation and teaching through more than 95 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and health professions.
We are proud to be among the founding members of the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), an organization of leading private universities and college who share a mission to play a vital role in securing the future of American competitiveness in the global marketplace by:
- Recruiting the best and the brightest to member schools by promoting the experiences and rewarding careers that a technology-oriented education offers;
- Fostering and advancing excellence in engineering, science and professional education from K-12 onward.
Since our founding in 1896, Clarkson has educated students in a core of science, technology and engineering to ignite connections across disciplines, industries and cultures to seek out the real needs of the American people. This is a critical time for institutions like Clarkson and our AITU peers to help our nation as the U.S. Department of Education has identified the need to step up STEM education across the country so students develop scientific knowledge as well as analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
We join members of AITU in fighting to bring our students back and to expand our K-12 outreach during this COVID-19 pandemic to advance knowledge and apply our expertise in science, technology and other areas of scholarship, research and innovation that will serve our country and the issues our global community collectively faces today.