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Former Presidents and Principals

Throughout The College of New Jersey’s 162-year history, 15 leaders have served as head of the institution. Coming from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, all shared a passion for providing students with a high quality education and vibrant student experience.

  • Principal
    William F. Phelps
    1855 - 1864

  • Principal
    John S. Hart
    1864 - 1871

  • Principal
    Lewis M. Johnson
    1871 - 1876

  • Principal
    Washington Hasbrouck
    1876 -1889

  • PRINCIPAL
    James M. Green
    1889 - 1917

  • Principal
    Jerohn J. Savitz
    1917 - 1923

  • President
    Don C. Bliss
    1923 - 1930

  • President
    Roscoe West
    1930 - 1957

  • President
    Edwin Martin
    1957 - 1964

  • President
    Warren G. Hill
    1964 - 1966

  • President
    Virgil Gillenwater
    1966 - 1968

  • President
    Robert Heussler
    1968 - 1970

  • President
    Clayton Brower
    1971 - 1979

  • President
    Harold W. Eickhoff
    1979 - 1998

  • President
    R. Barbara Gitenstein
    1999 - 2018