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.
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 1886.
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 July 1967.
Luther W. White, III - July 1967 until his resignation effective June 30,
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