tracking pixel

    Jim Collins


    Trustee Emeritus

    Grad Year: 1969

    Major: Sociology
    Currently: Retired from Deere & Co. (2008); President, John Deere Foundation; Director, Corporate Citizenship Center of Excellence

    Words for Success

    The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.

    Collins said his best memories of St. Ambrose University simply are the caliber of liberal arts education he received within a caring and supportive community.

    SAU Service

    Diversity Work Group, member
    Board of Trustees, member (1991-2010)
    SAU Alumni Association, President (1991-1995)

    Professional Service

    QC Economic Development Group, member (2000-2007)
    Illinois QC Chamber of Commerce, President (1995-1996)
    Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Commissioner (1989-1992)

    Community Service

    Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
    Junior Achievement of the Heartland, board member, business consultant in the classroom
    QC Vision for the Future, education task force member (1988)
    Quad Cities Branch NAACP, Chair: Education Committee and Executive Committee member


    Modern Woodmen of America Community Service Award (2011)
    Illinois QC Chamber's Volunteer of the Year (2004)
    Sam Walton Business Leader Award (1999)
    SAU Athletic Hall of Fame, Track (1984)
    Many Who's Who designations for business and society

    Related Links