Herrick Memorial Library at Alfred University


  • Archives & Special Collections
  • Herrick Memorial Library
  • Alfred University
  • 1 Saxon Drive
  • Alfred, NY 14802
  • 607-871-2385 (Phone)
  • 607-871-2299 (Fax)

Alfred's Leaders

Select School (1836 - 1842)

Bethuel Cooley Church, 1836 - 1 term - First Teacher-Principal

James Read Irish, 1837 - 1839 - Second Teacher-Principal

William Colegrove Kenyon, 1839 - 1842 - Third Teacher-Principal



Alfred Academy (1842) *

William Colegrove Kenyon, 1842 - 1857



Alfred University (1857)

William Colegrove Kenyon, 1857-1865, President

Jonathan Macomber Allen, 1865-1867 (Acting President)

Jonathan Macomber Allen, 1867-1892, President

Alpheus Burdick Kenyon, 1892-1893 (Acting President, 7 mos.)

Arthur Elwin Main, 1893-1895, President

Boothe Colwell Davis, 1895-1933, President **

Paul Emerson Titsworth, Summer 1933 - December 1933, President

John Nelson Norwood, December 1933 - June 1934, (Acting President)

John Nelson Norwood, 1934-1945, President

Jack Edward Walters, 1945-1948, President

Miles Ellis Drake, 1948-1949, (Acting President)

Miles Ellis Drake, 1949-1967, President

Leland Weber Miles, 1967-1974, President

M. Richard Rose, 1974-1978, President

S. Gene Odle, Jan. - Aug. 1979, (Acting President)

Howard R. Neville, 1979-1981, President

S. Gene Odle, 1981-1982, (Acting President)

Edward G. Coll, Jr., 1982-2000, President

Charles Edmondson, 2000 - Present, President



* Academy separated from the University in 1897. Earl P. Saunders named Principal. The Academy ceased being in 1915.

** President Boothe C. Davis took a leave of absence 1902-1903. Alpheus B. Kenyon acted as President.