Occidental’s Presidents

Occidental College’s presidents, from 1887-present.

2009-2020     Jonathan Veitch, Ph.D.

2008-2009     Robert Skotheim, Ph.D.

2006-2007     Susan Prager, M.A., J.D.

2005-2006     Kenyon Chan, Ph.D. (interim)

1999-2005     Theodore R. Mitchell, Ph.D.

1988-1999     John Brooks Slaughter, Ph.D.

1965-1988     Richard C. Gilman, Ph.D.

1947-1965     Arthur G. Coons, Ph.D.

1946-1947     Arthur G. Coons, Ph.D. (acting)

1921-1946     Rev. Remsen Bird, D.D., LL.D., L.H.D.

1920-1921     Thomas G. Burt, Ph.D. (acting)

1917-1920     Rev. Silas Evans, D.D., LL.D.

1916-1917     Thomas G. Burt, Ph.D. (acting)

1906-1916     John Willis Baer, LL.D. (hon.), Litt.D. (hon)

1905-1906     Rev. William Stewart Young, D.D. (acting)

1897-1905     Rev. Guy W. Wadsworth, D.D.

1896-1897     Rev. James W. Parkhill, A.M., D.D.

1894-1896     Rev. Elbert N. Condit, A.M.

1891-1894     J. Melville McPherron, A.M.

1887-1891     Rev. Samuel A. Weller, A.M., D.D.