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Presidential History

Creighton Leadership Through the Years

Twenty-five individuals have served as president of Creighton since it was founded in 1878, each bringing their personal strengths while serving the University's larger mission. See the list below to explore the generations of presidential history at Creighton University.

Daniel Hendrickson
2015 - Present
— Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ
Timothy Lannon
2011 - 2015
— Timothy R. Lannon, SJ
John Schlegel
2000 - 2011
— John P. Schlegel, SJ
Michael Morrison
1981 - 2000
— Michael G. Morrison, SJ
Matthew Creighton
1978 - 1981
— Matthew E. Creighton, SJ
Joseph Labaj
1970 - 1978
— Joseph J. Labaj, SJ
Henry Linn
1962 - 1969
— Henry W. Linn, SJ
Carl Reinert
1950 - 1962
— Carl M. Reinert, SJ
William McCabe
1945 - 1950
— William H. McCabe, SJ
Thomas Bowdern
1943 - 1945
— Thomas S. Bowdern, SJ
Joseph Zuercher
1937 - 1943
— Joseph P. Zuercher, SJ
Patrick Mahan
1931 - 1937
— Patrick J. Mahan, SJ
William Agnew
1928 - 1931
— William H. Agnew, SJ
William Grace
1925 - 1928
— William J. Grace, SJ
John McCormick
1919 - 1925
— John F. McCormick, SJ
Francis McMenamy
1914 - 1919
— Francis X. McMenamy, SJ
Eugene Magevney
1908 - 1914
— Eugene A. Magevney, SJ
John Pahls
1895 - 1898
— John N. X. Pahls, SJ
James Hoeffer
1891 - 1895
— James F. X. Hoeffer, SJ
Thomas Fitzgerald
1889 - 1891
— Thomas S. Fitzgerald, SJ
Michael Dowling
1885-89; 1898-1908
— Michael P. Dowling, SJ
Hugh Finnegan
1884 - 1885
— Hugh M. Finnegan, SJ
Joseph Zealand
1883 - 1884
— Joseph Zealand, SJ
Thomas Miles
1880 - 1883
— Thomas H. Miles, SJ
Roman Shaffel
1878 - 1880
— Roman A. Shaffel, SJ

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