A trustee for 18 years, Collins most recently served as vice chair of the board and has a long history with Erikson.
“Together, we are making a difference in so many lives, here in Chicago and around the world,” writes Kate Neisser.
A leader in early childhood policy and research, he currently directs the Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.
The two professors will head Erikson while the search continues under the counsel of Russell Reynolds Associates.
“Through your gifts, you are providing the opportunity to a new generation of children and families,” writes Neisser.