Presiding Professors

David Ker 1794-1796
Charles W. Harris 1796 (July – Dec.)
Joseph Caldwell 1796 – 1797
James S. Gillespie 1797 – 1799
Joseph Caldwel 1799 – 1804

Presidents

Joseph Caldwell 1804-1812
Robert Hett Chapman 1812-1816
Joseph Caldwell 1816-1835
Elisha Mitchell (Acting) 1835 (Feb. – Dec.)
David Lowry Swain 1835-1868
Solomon Pool 1869-1872
Vacant 1872-1874
Charles Phillips 1875-1876
Kemp Plummer Battle 1876-1891
George Tayloe Winston 1891-1896
Edwin Anderson Alderman 1896-1900
Francis Preston Venable 1900-1913
Edward Kidder Graham (Acting) 1913-1914
Edward Kidder Graham 1914-1918
M.H. Stacy
Held the title chairman of the faculty; authorized by the trustees to have all of the powers of the presidency.

1918-1919
Harry Woodburn Chase 1919-1930
Frank Porter Graham 1930-1934

Chancellor, UNC-Chapel Hill

Robert Burton House  
Dean of Administration 1934-1945
Chancellor 1945-1957
William Brantley Aycock 1957-1964
Paul F. Sharp 1964-1966
J. Carlyle Sitterson 1966-1972
N. Ferebee Taylor 1972-1980
Christopher C. Fordham 1980-1988
Paul Hardin 1988-1995
Michael Hooker 1995-1999
William O. McCoy (Acting & Interim) 1999-2000
James Moeser 2000-2008
Holden Thorp 2008-2013