A trustee since 2013, Collins is chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and professor in the Departments of Quantitative Health Sciences and Medicine, positions he has held for more than a decade. He is also senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Massachusetts. Prior to leading the Medical School, Collins served as chancellor the University of Massachusetts Boston and president and chief executive officer of Caritas Christi Health Care System from 1994 to 2004. Collins is a 1977 cum laude graduate of the College of the Holy Cross where he served as a trustee from 1996 to 2002 and chair of the board from 2002 to 2008. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine (MD ’81) and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.