List of presidents of Brown University
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|1.||James Manning||–||1738–1791||1765–1791||The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is established in Warren, RI, (1765) moves to Providence (1770) and establishes campus on College Hill. American Revolution.|
|2.||Jonathan Maxcy||1787||1768–1820||1792–1802||First alum to be president|
|3.||Asa Messer||1790||1769–1836||1802–1826||The College of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is renamed as Brown University; first Medical School founded|
|4.||Francis Wayland||–||1796–1865||1827–1855||Suspension of the Medical School|
|7.||Ezekiel Robinson||1838||1815–1894||1872–1889||Graduate study instituted|
|8.||Elisha Andrews||1870||1844–1917||1889–1898||Women's College founded|
|9.||William Faunce||1880||1859–1930||1899–1929||Women's College renamed to Pembroke College|
|10.||Clarence Barbour||1888||1867–1937||1929–1937||Last of long line of Baptist minister Presidents|
|11.||Henry Wriston||–||1889–1978||1937–1955||First non-Baptist (Methodist) president and first president since Wayland to not be a Brown alumnus|
|13.||Ray Heffner||–||1925–2012||1966–1969||New Curriculum passed|
|14.||Donald Hornig||–||1920–2013||1970–1976||Pembroke merged with Brown, Medical School founded|
|– (Interim President)||Sheila Blumstein||–||1944–||February 2000-July 2001||Blumstein served as Dean of the College at Brown from 1987-1995; as Interim Provost in 1998; and as Interim President from February 2000 to July 2001|
|18.||Ruth Simmons||–||1945–||2001–2012||In 2001, Time named Simmons as America's best college president. First woman and first African-American President of an Ivy League school|
- From Martha Mitchell’s Encyclopedia Brunoniana: Maxcy, Jonathan
- From Martha Mitchell’s Encyclopedia Brunoniana: Messer, Asa
- From Martha Mitchell’s Encyclopedia Brunoniana: Gilman, Ezekiel
- From Martha Mitchell’s Encyclopedia Brunoniana: Faunce, William H.P.
- From Martha Mitchell’s Encyclopedia Brunoniana: Heffner, Ray L.
- From Martha Mitchell’s Encyclopedia Brunoniana: Hornig, Donald F.
- "Faculty presents highest honor to Interim President Sheila E. Blumstein". Press Release. Brown University. 28 May 2001. Retrieved 16 April 2014.