Office of the President Past Presidents

126 years of distinguished leadership

Washington State University and its stakeholders have benefited from the distinguished leadership of 11 presidents since the University’s founding in 1890.

WSU PRESIDENTS

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George Lilley

1891-1892

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John W. Heston

1892-1893

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Enoch A. Bryan

1893-1915

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Ernest O. Holland

1915-1945

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Wilson M. Compton

1946-1951

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C. Clement French

1952-1966

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Glenn Terrell

1967-1985

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Samuel H. Smith

1985-2000

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V. Lane Rawlins

2000-2007

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Elson S. Floyd

2007-2015

President Kirk H. Schulz
President Kirk H. Schulz

Kirk H. Schulz became the 11th president of Washington State University and a tenured professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering on June 13, 2016.

President Schulz is guiding WSU’s transformation into one of the nation’s top 25 public research universities, one that offers exceptional research and innovation and a transformative educational experience to undergraduate and graduate students.

 

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