List of presidents of the University of Virginia
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The following is a list of presidents of the University of Virginia.
|1825–1904||No President |
|1904–1931||Edwin Anderson Alderman|
|1931–1947||John Lloyd Newcomb|
|1947–1959||Colgate W. Darden, Jr.|
|1959–1974||Edgar F. Shannon, Jr.|
|1974–1985||Frank L. Hereford, Jr.|
|1985–1990||Robert M. O’Neil|
|1990–2010||John T. Casteen III|
|2010–2018||Teresa A. Sullivan|
|2018–||James E. Ryan|
- In Thomas Jefferson's original plan the faculty, counseled by a Board of Visitors, governed the University. By the turn of the century, the school had grown larger and more complex, and the Visitors saw the need to appoint a president. When Woodrow Wilson, a University of Virginia law graduate yet to be president, declined the offer, they turned to Edwin Anderson Alderman, well known as an innovative educator in the South and a great orator across the nation. Alderman was inaugurated on Founder's Day, April 13, 1905. Within a year, Alderman had seen to the opening of a school of education at the University.