List of Cornell College Presidents

Read brief bios and view historic photos of Cornell's president's from the Cole Library archives.

Years & Number

President

*1853-1857 Samuel M. Fellows, Principal of Seminary
*1857-1859 (1) Richard W. Keeler
*1859-1860 Samuel M. Fellows, Acting President
*1860-1863 (2) Samuel M. Fellows
*1863-1865 William Fletcher King, Acting president
*1865-1873 (3) William Fletcher King
*1873-1874 Hugh Boyd, Acting president
*1874-1880 William Fletcher King
*1880-1881 Alonzo Collin, Acting President
*1881-1908 William Fletcher King
*1908-1914 (4) James Elliott Harlan
*1914-1915 Hamline H. Freer, Acting President
*1915-1922 (5) Charles Wesley Flint
*1922-1923 William S. Ebersole, Acting President
*1923-1927 (6) Harlan Updegraff
*February-May 1927 William S. Ebersole, Acting President
*1927-1939 (7) Herbert J. Burgstahler
*1939-1943 (8) John B. Magee
*1943-1960 (9) Russell D. Cole
*1960-1961 Howard W. Troyer, Dean of College - (Bylaws Provision)
*1961-1967 (10) Arland F. Christ-Janer
*1967-1973 (11) Samuel E. Stumpf
*1973-1974 Charles M. Cochran, Acting President
1974-1984 (12) Philip B. Secor
1984-1994 (13) David G. Marker
*February-August 1994 C. William Heywood, Acting President
1994-2010 (14) Leslie H. Garner, Jr.
July 2010-June 2011
James W. Brown, Acting President
2011-present (15) Jonathan M. Brand
 
*=Deceased