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Presidents of St. Cloud State University Since 1869

Hail to the Chief! An easy guide to the men and women who have served as St. Cloud State president since 1869.

Since 1869, many individuals have served St. Cloud State as its president. These have included alumni, ministers, educators, and women. Those on campus probably are familiar with many of the names, but not with the people behind the name.

Created by University Archives with material held at Archives, this gallery is a simple introduction to past board-appointed St. Cloud State presidents, celebrating each in a small way.

Ira Moore, 1869 - 1875

David Kiehle, 1875 - 1881

Jerome Allen, 1881 - 1884

Thomas Gray, 1884 - 1890

Joseph Carhart, 1890 - 1895

George Kleeberger, 1895 - 1902

Waite Shoemaker, 1902 - 1916

Isabel Lawrence (acting), 1914 - 1916

Joseph Brown, 1916 - 1927

George Selke, 1927 - 1946

Dudley Brainard, 1943 - 1947

John Headley, 1947 - 1951

George Budd, 1952 - 1965

Robert Wick, 1965 - 1971

Charles Graham, 1971 - 1981

Lowell (Ted) Gillett (acting), 1981 - 1982

Brendan McDonald, 1982 - 1992

Robert Bess (interim), 1992 - 1995

Bruce Grube, 1995 - 1999

Suzanne Williams (interim), 1999 - 2000

Roy Saigo, 2000 - 2007

Earl Potter, III, 2007 - 2016

Ashish Vaidya (interim), 2016 - 2018

Robbyn Wacker, 2018 -

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