Presidents of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Name

RPI Presidential Term

Samuel Blatchford (1767 – 1828) 1824 – 1828
John Chester (1785 – 1829) 1828 – 1829
Eliphalet Nott (1773 – 1866) 1829 – 1845
Nathan S.S. Beman (1785 – 1871) 1845 – 1865
John F. Winslow (1810 – 1892) 1865 – 1868
Thomas C. Brinsmade (1802 – 1868) 1868
James Forsyth (1817 – 1886) 1868 – 1886
William Gurley (1821 – 1887) 1886 – 1887 (acting)
Albert E. Powers (1816 – ?) 1887 – 1888 (acting)
John H. Peck (1838 – 1919) 1888 – 1901
Palmer C. Ricketts (1856 – 1934) 1901 – 1934
William O. Hotchkiss (1878 – 1954) 1935 – 1943
Livingston W. Houston (1891 – 1977) 1944 – 1958
Richard G. Folsom (1907 – 1996) 1958 – 1971
Richard J. Grosh (b.1927) 1971 – 1976
George M. Low (1926 – 1984) 1976 – 1984
Daniel Berg (b.1929) 1984 – 1985 (acting) 1985 – 1987
Stanley I. Landgraf (1925 – 1997) 1987 – 1988 (acting)
Roland Schmitt (b.1923) 1988 – 1993
R. Byron Pipes (b.1941) 1993 – 1998
Cornelius J. Barton (b.1936) 1998 – 1999
Shirley Ann Jackson (b.1946) 1999 – present