Thank you President Collins

President Collins, 

Congratulations on your well-deserved retirement and good luck in all your future endeavors. I’m so grateful that I was able to attend Clarkson University as a student during your tenure as President because I saw first-hand what it meant to be a true leader. Thank you for setting the standard on what it meant to be a Golden Knight and how we should carry ourselves while representing our university. I am extremely proud to be a Golden Knight and most of that is because of you. 

As a President myself (Delta Upsilon Chapter ’13-’15), I looked up to you as a leader and modeled my leadership after your behaviors.  I understand that every decision that’s made will effect everyone and not everyone will be happy with the result, but you need to make the best decision for the organization at the time. Being consistent and transparent in these decisions with the other members of the organization is crucial to developing a strong culture. It’s not easy, but once that culture is created, it can be sustainable for a long time. The culture that you created at Clarkson has impacted every student that has walked onto campus and made us all better students, friends and family members. Your impact will be felt at Clarkson for the rest of its time.

Thank you for always supporting Greek Life and especially the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Without your unwavering support, our chapter may have never returned to campus and 100 years of history would have disappeared. As my fellow brothers would say, you are always an Honorary Lambda.

Wish you and Karen nothing but the best.


Greggory Steiner ’16