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Since its founding, Illinois College has been led by 14 presidents whose dedication to students and the liberal arts has helped prepare graduates for fulfilling lives of leadership and service.

The Reverend Edward Beecher, D.D
1830-1844

The Reverend Julian M. Sturtevant, D.D., LL.D
1844-1876

The Reverend Edward A. Tanner, D.D
1882-1892

John E. Bradley, Ph.D., LL.D
1892-1899

The Reverend Clifford Webster Barnes, A.M., LL.D
1900-1905

Charles H. Rammelkamp, Ph.D., LL.D., Litt.D
1905-1932

Harold C. Jaquith, A.M., LL.D
1933-1937

Harris Gary Hudson, Ph.D., LL.D., Litt.D
1937-1953

William K. Selden, A.B., LL.D
1953-1955

L. Vernon Caine, B.S., M.A., LL.D., LL.D., Litt.D
1956-1973

Donald C. Mundinger, Ph.D., LL.D., D.H., Doctorate, L.H.D
1973-1993

Richard A. Pfau, A.B., M.A., Ph.D
1993-2002

Martha Church, B.A., M.A., Ph.D
2002-2003

Axel D. Steuer, A.B., M.A., S.T.B., Ph.D
2003-2013

Barbara A. Farley, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D
2013-present