Mount Holyoke Principals and Presidents

  • Mary Lyon, Founder and Principal 1837-1849
  • Mary C. Whitman (Class of 1839), Principal 1849-1850
  • Mary W. Chapin (Class of 1843) Acting Principal 1850-1852, Principal 1852-1865
  • Sophia D. Stoddard (Class of 1841), Acting Principal 1865-1867
  • Helen M. French (Class of 1857), Principal 1867-1872
  • Julia E. Ward (Class of 1857), 1872-1883 Principal
  • Elizabeth Blanchard (Class of 1858) Principal and President, 1883-1889
  • Louisa F. Cowles (Class of 1866), Acting President 1889-1890
  • Elizabeth Storrs Mead, President 1890-1900
  • Mary E. Woolley, President 1900-1937
  • Roswell G. Ham, President 1937-1957
  • Richard Glenn Gettell, President 1957-1968
  • Meribeth E. Cameron, Acting President 1968-1969
  • David B. Truman, President 1969-1978
  • Elizabeth T. Kennan (Class of 1960), President 1978-1995
  • Joanne V. Creighton, President 1996-2010
  • Lynn Pasquerella (Class of 1980), President 2010-Present

In honor of Presidents’ Day, we’ve compiled a slideshow of Mount Holyoke’s leaders since the seminary’s founding in 1837.  Ten of the institution’s principals and presidents through the years have been Mount Holyoke alumnae.

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