Former Presidents

Seven individuals have guided the institution known today as Ithaca College to international prominence.
From its beginnings in 1892 as a music conservatory to its current status as a comprehensive college, Ithaca College has weathered storms, thrived, and evolved, guided by the vision and leadership of its presidents. Each leader has insisted on excellence and instilled that commitment in faculty and students. Each president has helped to improve the College and, in passing on the baton of leadership, charged his successor with taking the institution to the next level.

Read on to learn more about the people largely responsible for the cultural legacy and contributions of the institution on Ithaca's South Hill

 

W. Grant Egbert

W. Grant Egbert

Founder and President 1892-1924

George C. Williams

George C. Williams

President, 1924-1932

Leonard B. Job

Leonard B. Job

President 1932-1957

Howard I. Dillingham

Howard I. Dillingham

President 1957-1970

Ellis L. Phillips Jr.

Ellis L. Phillips Jr.

President 1970-1975

James J. Whalen

James J. Whalen

President 1975-1997

Peggy R. Williams

Peggy R. Williams

President 1997-2008