Presidents of Rensselaer

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 Flack 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 (b. 1816) 1887 – 1888 (acting)
John H. Peck (1838 - 1919) 1888 – 1901
Palmer C. Ricketts (1856 - 1934) 1901-1934
Edwin Seton Jarrett (1862 - 1938) 1934 – 1935 (acting)
William O. Hotchkiss (1878 - 1954) 1935 – 1943
Livingston W. Houston (1891 - 1977) 1944 – 1958
Richard Gilman 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 (1923 - 2017) 1988 – 1993
R. Byron Pipes (b. 1941) 1993 – 1998
Cornelius J. Barton (b. 1936) 1998 – 1999
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson 1999 - Current
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