Aristide J. Collins Jr.

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Vice President and Secretary of the University

Aristide J. Collins Jr. is vice president, chief of staff and secretary of GW and also has a faculty appointment as a lecturer in Higher Education Administration.

Formerly, Mr. Collins served as vice president for institutional advancement and university relations at Clark Atlanta University; vice president for advancement and a faculty member at Pacific Oaks College and Children's School in Pasadena, California; director of development for university projects at the George Washington University.

He also held leadership positions over ten years at California State University at Long Beach. Mr. Collins is designated a Certified Specialist in Planned Giving by the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies. He holds a master's degree in public administration from California State University, Long Beach, and a bachelor's degree in political science and Special Certificate in Educational Management from California State University, Hayward. He has completed post-graduate studies in organizational leadership at Pepperdine University.