List of Famous College Presidents

List of the most notable and famous college presidents in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent college presidents worldwide and top college presidents in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable college presidents to the lesser known college presidents in history and today, these are the top college presidents in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous college presidents in the world?". List features A.D. Bruce, William Sanders Scarborough and more. You can use this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. (27 Items)

  • Ruth Simmons (born Ruth Jean Stubblefield; July 3, 1945) is the current President of Prairie View A&M University. She previously served as the 18th president of Brown University, the first African American president of an Ivy League institution. Simmons was elected Brown's first female president in November 2000, assuming that office in the fall of 2001. She also held appointments as a professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature and Africana Studies. In 2002, Newsweek selected her as a Ms. Woman of the Year, while in 2001, Time named her as America's best college president. According to a March 2009 poll by The Brown Daily Herald, Simmons had more than an 80% approval rating ...more
  • Richard Roberts
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    Richard Lee Roberts (born November 12, 1948) is chairman and chief executive officer of the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and previously served as president of Oral Roberts University (ORU) for 15 years.
  • Su Guaning (Chinese: 徐冠林; pinyin: Xú Guànlín) is a Singaporean academic and the President Emeritus of Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
  • Johnnetta Betsch Cole (born 1936) is an American anthropologist, educator, museum director, and college president. Cole was the first female African-American president of Spelman College, a historically black college, serving from 1987 to 1997. She was president of Bennett College from 2002 to 2007. During 2009–2017 she was Director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art.