Brian W. Casey was inaugurated as Colgate's 17th president in 2016. After starting a career in law, Casey transitioned to higher education after earning a PhD from Harvard University in the history of American civilization, focusing specifically on the history of American higher education and American intellectual history.

Meet President Casey

At Colgate, Casey is refocusing a commitment to Colgate's core identity: academic excellence and an immersive residential program in the liberal arts, preparing Colgate's students for well-rounded lives and careers.

The President's Report

An overview of Colgate University's fiscal year 2022-23 across a number of measures, with particular emphasis on the status of the initiatives undertaken as part of the University’s Third-Century Plan.

Colgate now seeks to pursue its mission at an even higher level, to establish the University, more firmly than today, as one of the small handful of truly outstanding colleges and universities in the nation and the world.

President Casey