The office of the president of the University of Illinois is the highest position in the University of Illinois System. The office, originally known as "Regent," was changed to "President" after Thomas Jonathan Burrill's term.[1] Below is a list of the presidents and their tenures.

Portrait of John Milton Gregory, the first president of the University of Illinois.
Portrait of John Milton Gregory, the first president of the University of Illinois.
Presidency President
1 1867 — 1880 John Milton Gregory
2 1880 — 1891 Selim Hobart Peabody
3 1891 — 1894 Thomas Jonathan Burrill
4 1894 — 1904 Andrew Sloan Draper
5 1904 — 1920 Edmund Janes James
6 1920 — 1930 David Kinley
7 1930 — 1933 Harry Woodburn Chase
8 1933 — 1934 Arthur Hill Daniels
9 1934 — 1946 Arthur Cutts Willard
10 1946 — 1953 George Dinsmore Stoddard
11 1953 — 1955 Lloyd Morey
12 1955 — 1971 David Dodds Henry
13 1971 — 1979 John Edward Corbally, Jr.
14 1979 — 1995 Stanley Oliver Ikenberry
15 1995 — 2005 James J. Stukel
16 2005 — 2009[2] Bernard Joseph White
17 2010[3] Stanley Oliver Ikenberry (Interim)
18 2010 — 2012 Michael J. Hogan
19 2012 — 2015 Robert A. Easter
20 2015 — Present Timothy Laurence Killeen
Source(s):[4]

References

  1. ^ "Draper 1894-1904". University of Illinois System. Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. Archived from the original on 12 May 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  2. ^ "B. Joseph White resignation announcement documents" (Press release). University of Illinois. 23 September 2009. Archived from the original on 24 September 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Ikenberry confirmed interim UI president". News-Gazette. 3 October 2009. Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2009.
  4. ^ "University of Illinois Presidential History". University of Illinois System. Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. Archived from the original on 12 May 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2020.