Colgate University | August 17, 2015
Colgate University’s Board of Trustees has named Brian W. Casey, the president of DePauw University, as Colgate’s 17th president.
Casey, who has a distinguished history with America’s top academic institutions as both a student and an administrator, said: “I am truly excited to begin my service at Colgate. I have long admired the academic excellence, rich traditions, and spirit of the university. Colgate is a distinctive institution in the American higher education landscape, with a unique scale and atmosphere. The university is also marked by a dedication to the achievement of excellence. Throughout the search process, I encountered members of the community committed to moving Colgate — even more than it is today — into the very highest ranks of American colleges and universities. To achieve that, I know I will be building on the work of the faculty, the leadership of the Colgate board, and the profound support of the university’s alumni. I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together.” He will take office on July 1, 2016.
“Colgate is incredibly fortunate to have attracted such an experienced, proven, and nationally recognized leader as our 17th president,” said board chair Daniel B. Hurwitz ’86, P’17. “Throughout the search process, Brian displayed a deep understanding of all aspects of Colgate while exhibiting great respect and admiration for what makes the institution profoundly unique and excellent. He possesses a strong creative vision, coupled with an extraordinary record of collaborative leadership. I have no doubt that Brian will be embraced by the entire community and undoubtedly enhance Colgate’s strengths while effectively addressing various challenges.”