Presidents and Chancellors of WCU

1888 - 1889 Thomas C. Buchanan Thomas C. Buchanan Principal
1889 - 1912 Robert L. Madison Robert L. Madison Principal, later President
1912 - 1920 Alonzo C. Reynolds Alonzo C. Reynolds President
1920 - 1923 Robert L. Madison Robert L. Madison President
1923 - 1947 Hiram T. Hunter Hiram T. Hunter President
1947 - 1949 W. Ernest Bird W. Ernest Bird Acting President
1949 - 1956 Paul A. Reid Paul A. Reid President
1956 - 1957 W. Ernest Bird W. Ernest Bird President
1957 - 1968 Paul A. Reid Paul A. Reid President
1968 - 1972 Alexander S. Pow Alexander S. Pow President
1972 Frank H. Brown, Jr. Frank H. Brown, Jr. Acting President
1972 - 1973 Jack K. Carlton Jack K. Carlton Chancellor
1973 W. Hugh McEniry W. Hugh McEniry Acting Chancellor
1974 Frank H. Brown, Jr. Frank H. Brown, Jr. Acting Chancellor
1974 - 1984 Harold F. Robinson Harold F. Robinson Chancellor
1984 - 1994 Myron L. Coulter Myron L. Coulter Chancellor
1994 - 1995 John H. Wakeley John H. Wakeley Interim Chancellor
1995 - 2011 John W. Bardo John W. Bardo Chancellor
2011 - Present David O. Belcher David O. Belcher Chancellor

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