Current Presidents & Chancellors

Below is a list of current and former LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education.
Presidents & Chancellors are organized by country and U.S. state. Please select a member’s name to learn more.

STATE/NAME

HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION

CURRENT STATUS

CANADA

Alan Shepard Concordia University, Montreal President
Allan Cahoon Royal Roads University President
Michel Tarko Justice Institute of British Columbia President & CEO

GERMANY

Detlev Buchholz Unikassel Transfer CEO

UNITED STATES

ARIZONA

Neal King Sofia University Retired
Toni Murdoch Antioch University Other Non-Academic Appointment

 

CALIFORNIA

David Wain Coon College of Marin  President
Erika Endrijonas Los Angeles Valley College  President
Gayle Hutchinson  California State University, Chico  President
Les McCabe Semester at Sea Other Non-Academic Appointment
Ralph Hexter University of California, Davis Interim Chancellor
James Warwick Theatre of Arts, a College for the Contemporary Actor  President

 

CONNECTICUT

Joe Bertolino Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven President

 

DELAWARE

Maria Gallo  Delaware Valley University  President

 

FLORIDA

Rick Soria  Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Other Non-Academic Appointment

 

HAWAII

Donald Straney University of Hawaii at Hilo  Chancellor

 

ILLINOIS

Chuck Middleton Roosevelt University  Retired
John Balester Jenkins Illinois Institute of Art Chicago  Retired
Raymond E. Crossman Adler University  President
Scott Harms Rose Institute for Clinical Social Work Other Non-Academic Appointment
Susan Henking Schimer College  Other Non-Academic  Appointment

 

INDIANA

Terry Allison Indiana University, South Bend  Chancellor
Tom Minar Franklin College  President

 

IOWA

Reynard S. Kington Grinnell College  President

 

MAINE

Cynthia E. Huggins University of Maine at Machias  Retired
Rick Hopper Kennebec Valley Community College  President
Theodora Kalikow University of Maine at Farmington; University of Southern Maine Retired

 

MARYLAND

DeRionne Pollard Montgomery College  President

 

MASSACHUSETTS 

Biddy Martin Amherst College President
David Chard Wheelock College President
Katherine Ragsdale Episcopal Divinity School Other Non-Academic Appointment
Michael Hoyle Lasell College Other Academic Appointment
Ramon Torrecilha Westfield State University President
Richard Ortner Boston Conservatory President

MICHIGAN

Susan Borrego  University of Michigan, Flint  Chancellor

 

MINNESOTA

Christopher Cassirer  Northwestern Health Sciences University  President
Dick Senese  Capella University  President
Trenda Boyum-Breen  Rasmussen College  President

 

 NEW HAMPSHIRE

Anne Huot  Keene State College  President
Sue Stuebner  Colby-Sawyer College  President

 

NEW MEXICO

Rusty Barcelo  Northern New Mexico University Retired

 

NEW YORK

Brian Casey Colgate University  President
Dustin Swanger Fulton-Montgomery Community College  President
Edward Summers Long Island University  Other Academic Appointment
Gail Mellow LaGuardia Community College  President
George Santiago, Jr TCI College of Technology  President
James Gandre Manhattan School of Music  President
Kerry Walk Marymount Manhattan College  President
Margaret Drugovich Hartwick College  President
Marion Terenzio SUNY Cobleskill  President
Kristin Esterberg SUNY Potsdam  President

 

OHIO

Felice Nudelman  Antioch University, Midwest  Other Academic Appointment

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Chris Reber  Community College of Beaver County  President
John J. Sygielski  Central Pennsylvania’s Community College  President
Karen M. Whitney  Clarion University  President
Nancy Roseman  Dickinson College  President

 

TEXAS

Charlita Shelton  Dallas Nursing Institute  President

 

VERMONT

Elaine Collins  Johnson State College  President
Matthew Derr  Sterling College  President

 

VIRGINIA

Marge Connelly  Longwood University Retired

 

WASHINGTON

Ana Mari Cauce  University of Washington, Seattle  President
Isiaah Crawford  University of Puget Sound  President
Kathleen Murray  Whitman College  President
Mac Powell  Bastyr University  President
Mel Netzhammer  Washington State University, Vancouver  Chancellor
Timothy Stokes  South Puget Sound Community College  President

 

WISCONSIN

Mark Burstein  Lawrence University  President