Aristide J. Collins

Vice President, Chief of Staff to the President, and Secretary of the University

The George Washington University

Aristide J. Collins, Jr. is a Vice President, Chief of Staff to the President, and Secretary of the University at the George Washington University, where he manages the offices of the president and the board of trustees and serves as the administrative liaison between the trustees and university leadership. He also served as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations during the public phase of “Making History,” GW’s first billion dollar fundraising campaign, which exceeded its goal ahead of its target. He has a faculty appointment in the department of higher education administration in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

Collins has over 25 years of leadership experience in public and private higher education administration, including board relations, corporate relations, crisis and strategic communications, fundraising, and external relations. He has held senior leadership positions at Clark Atlanta University, Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School, and leadership positions at California State University, Long Beach.

Collins holds degrees from California State University, East Bay, California State University, Long Beach, Pepperdine University and a special certificate in educational management from California State University, East Bay. He is a member of a variety of professional organizations, including the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Association of Governing Boards (AGB), and Society for Corporate Governance.