Tony Frank, Colorado State University
Dr. Frank is the 14th president of Colorado State University, one of the nation’s leading public research universities with more than 25,000 students and more than $330 million in annual research activity.
Tony Frank is a strong believer in public higher education and the land-grant mission to create access and opportunity for all citizens. He has held leadership roles at Colorado State University for more than 17 years, including four years as Provost and Senior Vice President, prior to his appointment as president in 2009. Dr. Frank earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Wartburg College and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois. He completed a Ph.D. and residencies in pathology and toxicology at Purdue University. He served on the faculty at Oregon State University before joining Colorado State in 1993, where he served as chairman of the Department of Pathology and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He also has served as CSU’s Vice President for Research. He is a member of the Fort Collins Rotary Club, and he and his wife, Dr. Patti Helper, have three daughters.