Rev. Stephen Olin - Native of Vermont, President for
three years, resigned for health reasons. (1834-1836)
Dr. Landon C. Garland - A.M., Hampden Sydney College,
President for ten years. (1836-1846)
Rev. William A. Smith (Dr.) - President from 1846 until
the operation of the College was temporarily suspended because
of the Civil War. Dr. Smith was commissioned a Colonel in
the Confederate Army. Randolph-Macon closed in February 1863
and classes did not resume until 1866.
Col. Thomas C. Johnson - Native of Lynchburg, elected
in 1866, resigned in 1868 just prior to the opening of the
college in Ashland.
Rev. James A. Duncan - elected in 1868, a Methodist
Minister and R-MC Alumnus, served as President until his death
in September 1877.
Rev. W.W. Bennett - Served as President from 1877 until
Dr. William Waugh Smith - 1886-1897.
Dr. John A. Kern - 1897-1899.
Dr. W.G. Starr - 1899-1902.
Dr. Robert Emory Blackwell - Named acting President
in 1902, was elected President in June 1903, and held that
office until his death in June 1938. He was a member of the
first student body in the new location in Ashland, was an
instructor, professor, and president. Dr. S.C. Hatcher served
as acting President during the academic year 1938-39.
Dr. J. Earl Moreland - 1939 until his retirement in
Luther W. White, III - July 1967 until his resignation
effective June 30, 1979.
Dr. C. Ladell Payne - elected to assume his duties
effective July 1, 1979 and retired July 1, 1997.
Dr. Roger H. Martin - elected to assume his duties effective July 1, 1997 and retired January 31, 2006
President Robert Lindgren - February 2006 - present