Ozarks' History: University Presidents

Throughout her long history, University of the Ozarks has depended on the vision and leadership of many people to fulfill her mission of educating students. The following men have taken on this leadership responsibility to serve as president of the school, helping shape the university into the institution that it is today.

Richard L. "Rich" Dunsworth - 2013-Present
Rick D. Niece - 1997-2013
C. Gene Stephenson - 1991-1997
Fritz H. Ehren - 1982-1990
John F. Burhorn - 1979-1981
R.L. Qualls - 1974-1979
Don E. Davis - 1962-1974 (interim President 1981-1982)
W.S. Findley - 1960-1962
M.W. Brown - 1959-1960
Winslow S. Drummond - 1953-1959
Paul Vincent - 1952-1953
H.E. Buchanan - 1951-1952
Fred A. Walker - 1949-1951
Wiley Lin Hurie - 1923-1949
Hubert S. Lyle - 1917-1923
J.L. Spence - 1914-1917
W.L. Darby - 1913-1914
E.E. Morris - 1911-1913
G.D. Crawford - 1906-1911
J. Thompson Baker - 1905-1906
E.H. Liles - 1902-1905
J.T. Perigo - 1899-1901
J.R. Laughlin - 1893-1898
S.F. Howard - 1891-1892
F.R. Earle - Cane Hill College, 1859-1885; Arkansas Cumberland College, 1901-1902