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Presidential History

18th President
Steven C. Adamson, Ph.D.

2022 to Present

17th President
Robert E. Gustafson, D.Min.

2016–2021

16th President
Paul Kooistra, Ph.D.

2014 – 2016

15th President
David Norman, Ph.D.

2010 – 2013

14th President
Randall T. Ruble, Ph.D.

2006 – 2010

13th President
John L. Carson, Ph.D., D.D.

1998 – 2005

12th President
James W. Strobel, Ph.D.

1990 – 1998

11th President
William Bruce Ezell, Jr., Ph.D., Litt.D.

1981 – 1989

10th President
M. Stanyarne Bell, M.Div.

1973 – 1981

9th President
Joseph Wightman, Ph.D.

1966 – 1973

8th President
J. M. Lesesne, Ph.D., LL.D., Litt.D., L.H.D.

1954 – 1966

7th President
R. C. Grier, D.D., LL.D., L.H.D.

1921 – 1954

6th President
J. S. Moffatt, D.D.

1907 – 1921

5th President
F. Y. Pressly, D.D.

1899 – 1907

4th President
W. M. Grier, D.D., LL.D.

1871 – 1899

2nd President (Second Term)
R. C. Grier, D.D.

1865 – 1871

3rd President
E. L. Patton, D.D.

1859 – 1861

2nd President (First Term)
R. C. Grier, D.D.

1847 – 1859

1st President
E. E. Pressly, D.D.

1839 – 1847

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