History

All the presidents

Here's the lineup of Iowa State's 16 presidents, from the university's first president Adonijah Welch, who took office in 1868, to Wendy Wintersteen, who assumed the office in 2017 and is the university's first woman president. 

Wendy Wintersteen

Wendy Wintersteen
2017 - current

Gordon Eaton

Gordon Eaton
1986 - 1990

Raymond Hughes

Raymond Hughes
1927 - 1936

William Chamberlain

William Chamberlain
1886 - 1890

Steven Leath

Steven Leath
2012 - 2017

W. Robert Parks

W. Robert Parks
1965 - 1986

Raymond Pearson

Raymond Pearson
1912 - 1926

Leigh Hunt

Leigh Hunt
1885 - 1886

Gregory Geoffroy

Gregory Geoffroy
2001 - 2012

James Hilton

James Hilton
1953 - 1965

Albert Storms

Albert Storms
1903 - 1910

Seaman Knapp

Seaman Knapp
1883 - 1884

Martin Jischke

Martin Jischke
1991 - 2000

Charles Friley

Charles Friley
1936 - 1953

William Beardshear

William Beardshear
1891 - 1902

Adonijah Welch

Adonijah Welch
1868 - 1883