Colgate’s first president took office in 1836; 180 years later, on July 1, 2016, our 17th president, Brian W. Casey, joined our liberal arts community.

Presidential Timeline

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Brian Casey, 2016–

About President Casey

Jeffrey Herbst

Jeffrey Herbst, 2010-2015

Rebecca Chopp

Rebecca Chopp, 2002-2009

Charles Karelis

Charles Karelis, 1999-2001

Neil R. Grabois

Neil R. Grabois, 1988-1999

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George D. Langon Jr., 1978-1988

Thomas Alva Bartlett

Thomas Alva Barlett, 1969-1977

Vincent MacDowell Barnett Jr.

Vincent MacDowell Barnett Jr., 1963-1969

Everett Needham Case

Everett Needham Case, 1942-1962

George Barton Cutten

George Barton Cutten, 1922-1942

Elmer Burritt Byran

Elmer Burritt Bryan, 1909-1921

George Edmands Merrill

George Edmands Merrill, 1899-1908

George William Smith

Geroge William Smith, 1895-1897

Ebenezer Dodge

Ebenezer Dodge, 1868-1890

George Washinton Eaton

George Washington Eaton, 1856-1886

Stephen William Taylor

Stephen William Taylor, 1851-1856

Nathaniel Kendrick

Nathaniel Kendrick, 1836-1848