About the Chancellor
Dr. Tony Frank is the Chancellor of the Colorado State University System, home to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CSU Pueblo, and CSU Global, along with the emerging Spur complex at the National Western Center in Denver. The CSU System is home to more than 50,000 students from across the world and is engaged in every county in Colorado. He previously served for 11 years as the 14th president of Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Dr. Frank earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Wartburg College, followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. and residencies in pathology and toxicology at Purdue. Prior to his appointment as CSU’s president in 2008, he served as the University’s provost and executive vice president, vice president for research, chairman of the Pathology Department, and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He was appointed to a dual role as Chancellor in 2015 and became full-time System chancellor in July 2019.
Dr. Frank serves on a number of state and national boards, has authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications, and has been honored with state and national awards for his leadership in higher education.
Dr. Frank and his wife, Dr. Patti Helper, have three daughters.