They were lawyers, ministers, doctors, engineers, physicists, mayors, missionaries, and bankers. They served presidential terms lasting from twelve months to thirty-one years. During their 250 combined years of service, over 100,000 degrees were conferred, nineteen schools were founded, an endowment of over $1 billion was developed, and a campus of over 155 acres was built.
Our presidents faced the crises of the Civil War, Great Depression, two World Wars, 1960s student protests, and terrorist attacks of 9/11. They responded to the opportunities of government research funding, post-war enrollment surges, industrial and technological revolutions.
This exhibit celebrates the presidents of Western Reserve University, Case Institute of Technology, and Case Western Reserve University.