Skip Navigation
Office Of The President

Presidents of Huston-Tillotson University

Samuel Huston College
1876 – 1882 Dr. George O. Richardson
1885 – 1888 Dr. Thomas M. Dart
1900 – 1916 Dr. Reuben Shannon Lovinggood
1916 – 1917 Dr. J. W. Frazier, Interim President
1917 – 1920 Dr. Mathew Simpson Davage
1920 – 1923 Dr. Joseph P. Randolph
1923 – 1926 Bishop Robert N. Brooks
1926 – 1930 Dr. Thomas Russell Davis
1930 – 1932 Bishop Willis J. King
1932 – 1943 Dr. Stanley E. Graunnum
1943 – 1948 Dr. Karl Everett Downs
1948 – 1952 Dr. Robert F. Harrington

Tillotson College
1881 – 1884 Dr. William E. Brooks
1884 – 1886 Dr. John Kershaw
1886 – 1888 Dr. Henry L. Hubbell
1888 – 1894 Dr. William M. Brown
1894 – 1896 Dr. Winfield S. Goss
1896 – 1902 Dr. Marshall R. Gaines
1902 – 1905 Dr. Arthur W. Partch
1905 – 1918 Dr. Isaac Merrit Agard
1918 – 1924 Dr. Francis Wayland Fletcher
1924 – 1930 Dr. J. T. Hodges
1930 – 1944 Dr. Mary Elizabeth Branch (Only female to serve as President)
1944 – 1952 Dr. William H. Jones

Huston-Tillotson University
1952 – 1955 Dr. Mathew Simpson Davage
1955 – 1965 Dr. John Jarvis Seabrook
1965 – 1988 Dr. John Q. Taylor King, Sr. (HT’s longest serving President)
1988 – 2000 Dr. Joseph Turner McMillan, Jr.
2000 – 2015 Dr. Larry L. Earvin
2015 – Colette Pierce Burnette (First female to serve as President of HT)