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History of Oberlin College Presidents

History of Oberlin College Presidents

Throughout the college's history, the role of an Oberlin College president has been to provide academic and civic leadership to the college and the community ripe for development, eager for change, and driven by a noble desire to make a difference. From Henry Brown (1834), the first acting president; to Henry Churchill King (1902-1927), the longest serving; to Nancy Schrom Dye (1994-2007), the first woman; each has offered reasoned initiatives and a unique style of leadership to address the demands of the time. Today, Marvin Krislov, only the 14th president in the college's more than 175-year history, leads Oberlin College.

Learn more about President Marvin Krislov.