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.

Dr. 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

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


Saint Louis University

  • Reverend Peter Verhaegen, S.J. (1832-36)
  • Reverend John A. Elet, S.J. (1836-40)
  • Reverend James O. Van de Velde, S.J. (1840-43)
  • Reverend George A. Carrell, S.J. (1843-47)
  • Reverend John B. Druyts, S.J. (1847-54)
  • 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)
  • Reverend Paul C. Reinert, S.J. (1949-74)
  • Reverend Daniel C. O’Connell, S.J. (1974-78)
  • Reverend Edward Drummond, S.J. (1978-79)
  • Reverend Thomas R. Fitzgerald, S.J. (1979-87)
  • Reverend Lawrence Biondi, S.J. (1987-2013)
  • William R. Kauffman, J.D. (Interim, 2013-2014)
  • Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. (2014- )