Southwestern

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Office of the President


Presidents: Past and Present

Southwestern University has had 13 presidents and three interim presidents since it was established in Georgetown.

Francis Asbury Mood

1873-1884

John Wesley Heidt

1885-1889

John Howell McLean

1889-1897

Robert Stewart Hyer

1898-1911

Charles McTyeire Bishop

1911-1922

Paul Whitfield Horn

1922-1924

James Samuel Barcus

1924-1928

King Vivion

1928-1935

John William Bergin

1935-1942

John Nelson Russell Score

1942-1949

William Carrington Finch

1949-1961

Lawrence Durwood Fleming

1961-1981

Roy B. Shilling, Jr.

1981-2000

Jake B. Schrum

2000-2013

Edward B. Burger

2013-

Faculty members John Howell McLean, John R. Allen and Randolph Ward Tinsley each served as interim presidents in the late 1800s and early 1900s during changes in administrations.