2009-2015 Daniel W. Jones
Jones promoted diversity, launched a construction boom, enrollment surged nearly 26 percent, and donations to the university also hit record highs.
1995-2009 Robert C. Khayat
Khayat boosted faculty salaries, renovated buildings, established a world-class honors college and sheltered a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
1984-1995 Gerald Turner
Under Turner, the endowment grew to $64 million, externally funded research increased more than 300 percent, and minority enrollment increased 85 percent.
1968-1984 Porter Lee Fortune Jr.
Under Fortune, enrollment increased by 40 percent; he promoted development of the eastern part of campus as a cultural center with such acquisitions as Rowan Oak.
1946-1968 John Davis Williams
Williams reorganized the administrative structure of the rapidly expanding university after WWII, and helped steer the university through integration.
1935-1942, 1943-1946 Alfred Benjamin Butts
Butts helped restore the university's accreditation, which had been lost during the Bilbo administration; he helped the university pull through the Great Depression.
1924-1930, 1932-1935 Alfred Hume
Hume is credited with preventing Gov. Bilbo from moving the university to Jackson; he started a significant building program, which included plans for Hemingway Stadium.
1914-1924, 1930-1932 Joseph Neely Powers
Powers enjoyed popularity as chancellor but was subjected to scandal and voted out of office in 1924. He was reappointed in 1930.
1907-1914 Andrew Armstrong Kincannon
Kincannon secured the university’s largest state appropriations to date, using the funds to build such facilities as academic buildings and a new power plant.
1892-1906 Robert Burwell Fulton
During Fulton's tenure, football was introduced to the university; he oversaw the creation of the schools of Engineering, Education and Medicine.
1886-1892 Edward Mayes
Mayes was the first UM alumnus to become chancellor of the university. During his tenure, Ventress Hall was constructed as the university's first library building.
1874-1886 Alexander P. Stewart
The only Civil War general to serve as chancellor of the university, Stewart is credited with increasing enrollment and leading the movement to admit women.
1865-1874 John Newton Waddel
Waddel led the university when it reopened after the Civil War; he encouraged revival of the Alumni Association and student organizations, and achieved a new curriculum.
1856-1861 Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard
Barnard amassed a huge collection of scientific instruments and built an observatory to house the world’s largest telescope.
1849-1856 Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
Longstreet's tenure included the institution of entrance exams, strengthening of the honor code and strict discipline.