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University Presidents

 

Principals

 

Richard Baxter Foster

Richard Baxter Foster
1st Principal
1866-1870

 

 

W. B. Payne

W. B. Payne
1870-1871

 

 

Rev. Henry Smith
1871-1875, 1879

 

Samuel T. Mitchel

Samuel T. Mitchell
1875-1878

 

 

A. C. Clayton
1879-Jan. 1880

 

Presidents

 

Inman E. Page

Inman E. Page
1st & 6th President
1880-1898,
1922-1923

 

John H. Jackson

John H. Jackson
2nd President
1898-1902

 

Edward E. Clarke

Edward E. Clarke
3rd President
1902 (six months)

 

Benjamin F. Allen

Benjamin F. Allen
4th President
1902-1918

 

Clement Richardson

Clement Richardson
5th President
1918-1922

 

Nathan B. Young

Nathan B. Young
7th & 9th President
1923-1927,
1929-1931

 

William B. Jason

William B. Jason
8th President
1927-1929,
1937-1938

 

Charles W. Florence

Charles W. Florence
10th President
1931-1937

 

Sherman D. Scruggs

Sherman D. Scruggs
11th President
1938-1956

 

Earl Edgar Dawson

Earl Edgar Dawson
12th President
1956-1969

 

Walter C. Daniel

Walter C. Daniel
13th President
1970-1972 (Oct.)

 

William G. Brooks

William G. Brooks
Interim President
1972-1973 (July)

 

James Frank

 

James Frank
14th President
1973-1982 (Nov.)

 

John Chavis

John Chavis
Interim President
1982-1984 (Jan.)

  

Thomas Miller Jenkins

Thomas Miller Jenkins
15th President
1984-1986

 

 Wendall G. Rayburn

Wendell G. Rayburn
16th President
1988-1996

 

 Dr. David B. Henson

Dr. David B. Henson
17th President
1996-2005

  

Dr. Carolyn Mahoney

Dr. Carolyn Mahoney
18th President
1st Female President
2005-2012

  

Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr.

Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr.
19th President
2013-