Presidents of the University

Chronology of Presidents

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Massachusetts Agricultural College
Henry Flagg French, 1864-66
Paul Ansel Chadbourne, 1866-67
William Smith Clark, 1867-79
Levi Stockbridge, 1876 (Acting)*
Charles L. Flint, 1879-80
Levi Stockbridge, 1880-1882
Henry Hill Goodell, 1883 (Acting)*
James C. Greenough, 1883-86
Henry Hill Goodell, 1886-1905
William Penn Brooks, 1905-06
Kenyon L. Butterfield, 1906-24
Edward M. Lewis, 1912 (Acting)*
Edward M. Lewis, 1924-27

 Massachusetts State College
Roger W. Thatcher, 1927-32
Hugh Potter Baker, 1933-47

 University of Massachusetts
Ralph Van Meter, 1947-48 (Acting)*
Ralph Van Meter, 1948-54
Jean Paul Mather, 1954-60
John W. Lederle, 1960-70
Robert C. Wood, 1970-77
Franklin K. Patterson, 1978 (Interim)*
David C. Knapp, 1978-1990
Joseph D. Duffey, 1990-1991
E K. Fretwell, 1991-1992 (Interim)*
Michael K. Hooker, 1992-95
Sherry H. Penney, 1995-96 (Interim)*
William M. Bulger, 1996-2003
Jack M. Wilson, 2003-2011
Robert L. Caret, 2011-present

 
* Acting presidents are not counted in total

University of Massachusetts Presidents 1864-present