Mission
Policies and Procedures
Present and Past Staff
Athletics
Faculty Materials
History of NYU
Student Life
John Brademas
Congressional Papers
Publications
History of Greenwich Village
 
Chancellors and Presidents

Dates of Origin for
NYU Schools

Online Finding Aids
Select Guide to Women's History Collections
Significant Dates in
NYU History
 
NYU and the Village
1968 Revisited
A Window Into the Past: NYU in Retrospect
Timeline of NYU History: 1831-2006
 
Washington Square Image Collection
Greenwich Village
Sports
Student Life
University Publications Covers
Washington Square Arch

 

Chancellors and Presidents of New York University


Henry Mitchell MacCracken

Year

Chancellor or President

1831-1839

James M. Mathews

1839-1850

Theodore Frelinghuysen

1850-1851

Faculty and Council jointly administered the University

1853-1870

Isaac Ferris

1870-1881

Howard Crosby

1881-1891

John Hall

1891-1910

Henry Mitchell MacCracken

1910-1911

John Henry MacCracken, Acting Chancellor

1911-1933

Elmer Ellsworth Brown

1933-1951

Harry Woodburn Chase

1951-1952

James Loomis Madden, Acting Chancellor

1952-1956

Henry Townley Heald

1956-1962

Carroll Vincent Newsom

1962-1975

James McNaughton Hester*

1975-1980

John C. Sawhill

1979-1981

Ivan Loveridge Bennett, Jr., Acting President

1981-1991

John Brademas

1991-2002

L. Jay Oliva

2002-present

John Sexton

* In 1956, based on the New York University Self-Study Final Report, the office of the president was created as the chief administrative post of the university, with the office of the chancellor retained as chief academic officer. Beginning with James Hester, the title of president is used for the chief administrative officer.

 

 

 

 

New York University Archives
Bobst Library, 10th Floor | 70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
tel: 212.998.2646 | fax: 212.995.4225 | email:
nancy.cricco@nyu.edu