List of Presidents of Saint Louis University

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The President of Saint Louis University is the chief executive officer of Saint Louis University.

Fred P. Pestello is the current President of Saint Louis University and has been president since 2014. He is Saint Louis University’s 33rd president.

Former presidents[edit]

Saint Louis College

  • The Reverend Francois Niel (1818-24)
  • The Reverend Edmund Saulnier (1825-27)
  • The Reverend Charles F. Van Quickenborne, S.J. (1828-29)
  • The Reverend Peter Verhaegen, S.J. (1829-32)


Saint Louis University

  • The Reverend Peter Verhaegen, S.J. (1832-36)
  • The Reverend John A. Elet, S.J. (1836-40)
  • The Reverend James O. Van de Velde, S.J. (1840-43)
  • The Reverend George A. Carrell, S.J. (1843-47)
  • The Reverend John B. Druyts, S.J. (1847-54)
  • The Reverend John S. Verdin, S.J. (1854-59)
  • Reverend Ferdinand Coosemans, S.J. (1859-62)
  • Reverend Thomas O’Neil, S.J. (1862-68)
  • Reverend Francis F. Stunteback, S.J. (1868-71)
  • Reverend Joseph G. Zealand, S.J. (1871-74)
  • Reverend Leopold Bushart, S.J. (1874-77)
  • Reverend Joseph E. Keller, S.J. (1877-81)
  • Reverend Rudolph J. Meyer, S.J. (1881-85)
  • Reverend Henry Moeller, S.J. (1885-89)
  • Reverend Edward J. Gleeson, S.J. (1889-90)
  • Reverend Joseph Grimmelsman, S.J. (1890-98)
  • Reverend James F. X. Hoeffer, S.J. (1898-1900)
  • Reverend Williams Banks Rogers, S.J. (1900-08)
  • Reverend John Pierre Frieden, S.J. (1908-11)
  • Reverend Alexander J. Burrowes, S.J. (1911-13)
  • Reverend Bernard J. Otting, S.J. (1913- 20)
  • Reverend William F. Robison, S.J. (1920-24)
  • Reverend Charles Cloud, S.J. (1924-30)
  • Reverend Robert S. Johnston, S.J. (1930-36)
  • Reverend Harry B. Crimmins, S.J. (1936-42)
  • Reverend Patrick J. Holloran, S.J. (1943-48)
  • The Reverend Paul C. Reinert, S.J. (1949-74)
  • The Reverend Daniel C. O’Connell, S.J. (1974-78)
  • The Reverend Edward Drummond, S.J. (1978-79)
  • The Reverend Thomas R. Fitzgerald, S.J. (1979-87)
  • The Reverend Lawrence Biondi, S.J. (1987-2013)
  • William R. Kauffman (interim, 2013-2014)
  • Fred D. Pestello (2014-present )