Accessibility menu option: Skip to main content Accessibility menu option: Skip to main navigation

DeGolyer Library

SMU Archives

Presidents (and interims) at SMU

Did you know? The Archives holds manuscript collections for many of the SMU Presidents. View our holdings.

Robert Stewart Hyer, President 1911 – 1920
Hiram Abiff Boaz, President 1920 – 1922
James Kilgore, Acting President 1922 - 1923
Charles Claude Selecman, President 1923 – 1938
Eugene Blake Hawk, Acting President 1938 - 1939
Umphrey Lee, President 1939 – 1954
Willis M. Tate, President 1954 – 1972
Paul Hardin, President 1972 – 1974
Willis M. Tate, Chancellor 1974 – 1975
James M. Zumberge, President 1975 – 1980
James E. Brooks, President ad interim 1980 - 1981
L. Donald Shields, President 1981 – 1986
William Stallcup, President ad interim 1986 – 1987
A. Kenneth Pye, President 1987 – 1994
James E. Kirby, President ad interim 1994 – 1995
R. Gerald Turner, President 1995 - Present