Founder and CEO of EBSCO Information Services will also receive honorary degree

Tim Collins '85 Founder/CEO of EBSCO Information Services alongside a quote "I left UNH with the confidence to take on the challenge of growing a small business. Every Paul College graduate has the potential to accomplish great things."

We are proud to announce that our very own Tim Collins ’85, Founder and CEO of EBSCO Information Services will be the commencement speaker for the class of 2023.

Tim Collins was a student in 1983 when he co-founded Popular Magazine Review, a company specializing in indexing and abstracting periodical information. Their company was subsequently purchased by EBSCO Industries, Inc. in 1987. Collins has overseen the explosive growth that has taken EBSCO from a niche provider of print indexes in the 1980s to what it is today — one of the world’s most important for-fee Internet research services.

As a business leader in Massachusetts, Collins was named a North Shore Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Leader in 2012. He has also been named to the inaugural North Shore 100, a list of the top business leaders in the North Shore and is a former director of First Ipswich Bancorp.

Outside of work and career, Collins has a personal collection of historical artifacts that he tours and lends to schools. The collection spans revolutionary times to the present and includes propaganda posters, military uniforms, presidential signatures, powder kegs, and other original artifacts from historic periods of war.

Collins is also a current Business in Practice adjunct instructor here at Paul College.