Colgate’s leadership provides a strategic vision for the University with the input of faculty and staff members, the student body, alumni, and other members of the extended Colgate community. President Brian W. Casey A scholar of American higher education and American intellectual history, Brian W. Casey is Colgate’s 17th president. President Brian W. Casey University Cabinet Deans, vice presidents, directors, and advisers form the president’s cabinet. University Cabinet Board of Trustees Board members represent a broad range of backgrounds and have responsibility for stewardship of the University. Board of Trustees Faculty Governance Governance through committee membership is a shared responsibility among Colgate faculty. Faculty Governance Staff Committees Colgate employees contribute their insight, knowledge, expertise, and leadership to a wide variety of committees, teams, and working groups. Staff Committees Student Government The Student Government Association governs student groups and represents their interests to the community and administration. Student Government Alumni Council The Alumni Council represents the more than 34,000 living members of Colgate’s alumni body. Alumni Council Past Presidents Colgate’s first president arrived in 1836. Seventeen scholars have held the position through the centuries. Past Presidents President Brian W. Casey reviews Colgate’s 200 year history, and shares his vision for the third century of Colgate University.