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Presidents of Colgate

Jeffrey Herbst is the 16th and current president of Colgate University. Founded in 1819, the university’s first president took office 1836, and ever since Colgate has thrived under presidential leadership, making us one of today’s leading liberal arts institutions.

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Presidential Timeline

Nathaniel Kendrick
Stephen William Taylor
George Washington Eaton
Ebenezer Dodge
George William Smith
George-Edmands-Merrill
Elmer Burritt Bryan
George Barton Cutten
Everett Needham Case
Vincent MacDowell Barnett Jr.
Thomas Alva Bartlett
George D. Langdon Jr.
Neil R. Grabois
Charles Karelis
Rebecca Chopp
Jeffrey Herbst