Hall of Distinguished Berkeleyans Presidents of the University and Chancellors of Berkeley

From 1870 until 1952, the President of the University of California also governed over each of the campuses of the University, since the University, until that time, was centered around Berkeley. Only in 1952 was the position of Chancellor created, to govern each campus independently.



Presidents of the University

Henry Durant 1870 - 1872
Daniel Coit Gilman 1872 - 1875
John LeConte 1876 - 1881
W.T. Reid 1881 - 1885
Edward S. Holden 1885 - 1888
Horace Davis 1888 - 1890
Martin Kellogg 1890 - 1893 (acting);
1893 - 1899
Benjamin Ide Wheeler 1899 - 1919
David Prescott Barrows 1919 - 1923
William Wallace Campbell 1923 - 1930
Robert Gordon Sproul 1930 - 1958
Clark Kerr 1958 - 1967
Harry R. Wellman 1967 (acting)
Charles J. Hitch 1968 - 1975
David S. Saxon 1975 - 1983
David P. Gardner 1983 - 1992
Jack W. Peltason 1992 - 1995
Richard Atkinson 1995 - 2003
Robert C. Dynes 2003 - present



Chancellors of the Berkeley campus, 1952 - present

Clark Kerr 1952 - 1958
Glenn T. Seaborg 1958 - 1961
Edward W. Strong 1961 - 1965
Martin E. Meyerson 1965 (acting)
Roger W. Heyns 1965 - 1971
Albert H. Bowker 1971 - 1980
Ira Michael Heyman 1980 - 1990
Chang-Lin Tien 1990 - 1997
Robert M. Berdahl 1997 - 2004
Robert J. Birgeneau 2004 - present


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