List of Williams College presidents

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Mark Hopkins was the fourth and longest-serving president of Williams College.

Williams College is an American private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Established in 1793 with funds from the estate of Ephraim Williams, Williams is one of the oldest academic institutions in the United States. Williams forms part of the historic Little Three colleges, along with Wesleyan University and rival Amherst College.

The Office of the President is located in Hopkins Hall, named after Mark Hopkins, Williams' fourth president, and the President of the College lives in the Samuel Sloan House, erected in 1801.[1] Before moving into the Samuel Sloan House, the president originally lived in a nearby house where Hopkins Hall now stands.[2] The house has been renovated multiple times since originally being built, including over $500,000 in renovations in 2000 and 2001.[1]

Since its creation in 1793, Williams College has had 17 full-time presidents and two interim presidents. The third and current interim president is Protik "Tiku" Majumder. The 18th President and currently president-elect is Maud Mandel who will begin her tenure on July 1, 2018.

Presidents of Williams College[edit]

# Name Term begin Term end Notes References
1 Ebenezer Fitch 1793 1815 [3]
2 Zephaniah Swift Moore 1815 1821 [4]
3 Edward Dorr Griffin 1821 1836 [5]
4 Mark Hopkins 1836 1872 [6]
5 Paul Ansel Chadbourne 1872 1881 [7]
6 Franklin Carter 1881 1901 [8]
* John Haskell Hewitt 1901 1902 Acting president [9]
7 Henry Hopkins 1902 1908 [10]
8 Harry Augustus Garfield 1908 1934 [11]
9 Tyler Dennett 1934 1937 [12]
10 James Phinney Baxter III 1937 1961 [13]
11 John Edward Sawyer 1961 1973 [14]
12 John Wesley Chandler 1973 1985 [15]
13 Francis Christopher Oakley 1985 1993 [16]
14 Harry Charles Payne 1994 1999 [17]
15 Carl W. Vogt 1999 2000 [18]
16 Morton Owen Schapiro 2000 2009 [19]
* William G. Wagner 2009 2010 Interim president [20]
17 Adam Falk 2010 2017 [21] [22]
* Protik Majumder 2018 2018 Interim president [23]
18 Maud Mandel 2018 - [24]

References[edit]

Perry, Arthur Latham (1904). Williamstown and Williams College: A History. Harvard University. p. 847. 

  1. ^ a b "President's House – 1801 (Samuel Sloan House)". Williams College. Retrieved January 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ Perry, 231
  3. ^ "Fitch, Ebenezer 1793–1815". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Moore, Zephaniah Swift 1815–1821". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Griffin, Edward Dorr 1821–1836". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Hopkins, Mark 1836–1872". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Chadbourne, Dr. Paul Ansel 1872–1881". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Carter, Franklin 1881–1901". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Hewitt, John Haskell (acting) 1901–1902". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "Hopkins, Henry 1902–1908". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "Garfield, Harry Augustus 1908–1934". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  12. ^ "Dennett, Tyler 1934–1937". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "Baxter, James Phinney 1937–1961". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  14. ^ "Sawyer, John Edward 1961–1973". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "Chandler, John Wesley 1973–1985". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  16. ^ "Oakley, Francis Christopher 1985–1993". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  17. ^ "Payne, Harry Charles 1994–1999". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  18. ^ "Vogt, Carl W. 1999–2000". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  19. ^ "Schapiro, Morton Owen 2000–2009". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  20. ^ "Wagner, William G. (interim) 2009–2010". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 29 August 2017. 
  21. ^ "Falk, Adam 2010–". Williams College Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 29 August 2017. 
  22. ^ "Williams College President Adam Falk to Step Down Dec. 31". Williams College News Releases. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  23. ^ "Presidential Search". Williams College. Retrieved 29 August 2017. 
  24. ^ "Maud S. Mandel Named 18th President of Williams College". Williams College. Retrieved 13 March 2018. 

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