List of Presidents of Georgetown University

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John J. DeGioia, current President of Georgetown University.

The President of Georgetown University is the chief executive officer of the University. He is an ex officio member of both the Board of Directors and the Corporation.[1] The President is elected by the Board of Directors to manage the day-to-day operations of the University.

With the concurrence of the Board, he is empowered to appoint the Provost, Secretary, Treasurer, and other University officials, including the deans of the subsidiary schools.[1] He is also responsible for maintaining an adequate fundraising campaign in order to support the University's finances. In addition to his administrative duties, the President often retains his role as an academic professor and teaches courses to students.

Founder John Carroll was never president, though clearly held great influence in the school's early years. Georgetown has had forty-one presidents, though seven served two terms. John J. DeGioia is the first ever lay president of the school, and only the fourth non-Jesuit.[2]

List of presidents[edit]

Number Name Start End
1. Plunkett, Robert Rev. Robert Plunkett 1791 1793
2. Molyneux, Robert Rev. Robert Molyneux, S.J. 1793 1796
3. Dubourg, Louis Most Rev. Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg, S.S. 1796 1798
4. Neale, Leonard Most Rev. Leonard Neale, S.J. 1798 1806
5. Molyneux, Robert Rev. Robert Molyneux, S.J. 1806 1808
6. Neale, Francis Rev. Francis Neale, S.J. 1809 1809
7. Matthews, William Rev. William Matthews* 1809 1809
8. Neale, Francis Rev. Francis Neale, S.J. 1809 1812
9. Grassi, Giovanni Rev. John A. Grassi, S.J. 1812 1817
10. Fenwick, Benedict Most Rev. Benedict Joseph Fenwick S.J.* 1817 1817
11. Kohlmann, Anthony Rev. Anthony Kohlmann, S.J. 1817 1820
12. Fenwick, Enoch Rev. Enoch Fenwick, S.J. 1820 1822
13. Fenwick, Benedict Most Rev. Benedict Joseph Fenwick S.J.* 1822 1825
14. Dubuisson, Stephen Rev. Stephen L. Dubuisson, S.J.* 1825 1826
15. Feiner, William Rev. William Feiner, S.J. 1826 1829
16. Beschter, John Rev. John W. Beschter, S.J. 1829 1829
17. Mulledy, Thomas Rev. Thomas F. Mulledy, S.J.* 1829 1837
18. McSherry, William Rev. William McSherry, S.J.* 1838 1840
19. Lopez, Joeseph Rev. Joeseph A. Lopez, S.J. 1840 1840
20. Ryder, James Rev. James A. Ryder, S.J.* 1840 1845
21. Mulledy, Samuel Rev. Samuel Mulledy, S.J.* 1845 1845
22. Mulledy, Thomas Rev. Thomas F. Mulledy, S.J.* 1845 1848
23. Ryder, James Rev. James A. Ryder, S.J.* 1848 1851
24. Stonestreet, Charles Rev. Charles H. Stonestreet, S.J.* 1851 1852
25. Maguire, Bernard Rev. Bernard A. Maguire, S.J.* 1853 1858
26. Early, John Rev. John Early, S.J.* 1858 1866
27. Maguire, Bernard Rev. Bernard A. Maguire, S.J.* 1866 1870
28. Early, John Rev. John Early, S.J.* 1870 1873
29. Healy, Patrick Rev. Patrick F. Healy, S.J. 1873 1882
30. Doonan, James Rev. James A. Doonan, S.J.* 1882 1888
31. Richards, J. Havens Rev. J. Havens Richards, S.J. 1888 1898
32. Whitney, John Rev. John D. Whitney, S.J. 1898 1901
33. Daugherty, Jerome Rev. Jerome Daugherty, S.J. 1901 1905
34. Buel, David Rev. David H. Buel, S.J. 1905 1908
35. Himmel, Joseph Rev. Joseph J. Himmel, S.J. 1908 1912
36. Donlon, Alphonsus Rev. Alphonsus J. Donlon, S.J.* 1912 1918
37. Creeden, John Rev. John B. Creeden, S.J. 1918 1924
38. Lyons, Charles Rev. Charles W. Lyons, S.J. 1924 1928
39. Nevils, W. Coleman Rev. W. Coleman Nevils, S.J. 1928 1935
40. O'Leary, Arthur Rev. Arthur A. O'Leary, S.J. 1935 1942
41. Gorman, Lawrence Rev. Lawrence C. Gorman, S.J. 1942 1949
42. Gutherie, J. Hunter Rev. J. Hunter Guthrie, S.J. 1949 1952
43. Bunn, Edward Rev. Edward B. Bunn, S.J. 1952 1964
44. Campbell, Gerard Rev. Gerard J. Campbell, S.J. 1964 1969
45. Henle, Robert Rev. Robert J. Henle, S.J. 1969 1976
46. Healy, Timothy Rev. Timothy Healy, S.J. 1976 1989
47. O'Donovan, Leo Rev. Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J.* 1989 2001
48. DeGioia, John John J. DeGioia* 2001 9999

* denotes Georgetown alumni[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bylaws of the President and Georgetown College". 2000-05-11. Archived from the original on 2005-04-08. Retrieved 2005-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Biography". Georgetown University. February 2005. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  3. ^ "Georgetown University Presidents". The Hoya. 2001-02-16. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-03-01. 

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