Past Presidents

Jefferson Seminary (1813–1829)

  • Mann Butler 1813–1816
  • William Tompkins 1816–1821
  • Charles M. M'Crohan 1821–1825
  • Francis E. Goddard 1826–1829

Louisville Collegiate Institute (1837–1840)

  • Benjamin F. Farnsworth 1837–1838
  • John Hopkins Harney 1838–1840

Louisville College (1840–1846)

  • John Hopkins Harney 1840–1844

Louisville Medical Institute (1837–1846)

  • John Rowan 1837–1842
  • William Garvin 1842–1843
  • James Guthrie 1843–1846

University of Louisville [post merger of LMI and LC] (1846–present)

  • Samuel Smith Nicholas 1846–1847
  • James Guthrie 1847–1869
  • Isaac Caldwell 1869–1886
  • James Speed Pirtle 1886–1905
  • Theodore L. Burnett 1905–1911
  • David William Fairleigh 1911–1914
  • Arthur Younger Ford 1914–1926
  • George Colvin 1926–1928
  • John Letcher Patterson 1928–1929 (acting)
  • Raymond Asa Kent 1929–1943
  • Einar William Jacobsen 1943–1946
  • Frederick William Stamm 1946–1947 (acting)
  • John Wilkinson Taylor 1947–1950
  • Eli Huston Brown III 1950–1951 (acting)
  • Philip Grant Davidson 1951–1968

University of Louisville, as part of the Kentucky state system

  • Woodrow Mann Strickler 1968–1972
  • William Ferdinand Ekstrom 1972–1973 (acting)
  • James Grier Miller 1973–1980
  • William Ferdinand Ekstrom 1980–1981 (acting)
  • Donald C. Swain 1981–1995
  • John W. Shumaker 1995–2002
  • Carol Garrison 2002 (acting)
  • James R. Ramsey 2002–2016
  • Neville G. Pinto 2016 (acting)
  • Gregory C. Postel 2017-2018 (interim)

Office of the President

Grawemeyer Hall

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Contact

tel (502) 852-5417

fax (502) 852-7226