Aristide J. Collins Jr.

by Justin Cates
Aristide J. Collins Jr.
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & Chief of Staff
Strada Education

Aristide J. Collins Jr. is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief of Staff at Strada Education Foundation.

In this role, Collins provides strategic support to the president and CEO, oversees several internal operational functions and drives progress on the organization’s key initiatives.

In his most recent role, as Vice President, Chief of Staff and University Secretary at George Washington University, Collins facilitated the university board of trustees’ relationship with the institution’s leadership and constituencies. Also while at GW, he led the public phase of the $1B fundraising campaign, which achieved the largest fundraising year in its history, $267M.

Collins is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration. He serves on the faculty of the Association of Governing Boards Institute for Leadership and Governance in Higher Education. Collins is also a senior fellow in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at GW.

Collins earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a certificate in Educational Management from California State University, Hayward (East Bay); a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach; and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University.

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