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Presidents of the University

Presidential History

Twelve men have served as president, acting president or interim present of Morgan State University since its found as Centenary Biblical Institute in 1867.  MSU has been led by an African American since the inauguration of President Dwight O.W. Holmes in 1937.


David Wilson, Ed.D.
July 2010 - Present

Earl S. Richardson, Ed.D.
1984 - 2010

Andrew Billingsley, Ph.D.
1975 - 1984

Thomas P. Fraser, Ph.D. (Interim)
1974 - 1975 (Morgan State College)

King Vergil Cheek, J.D.
1971 - 1974 (Morgan State College)

Thomas P. Fraser, Ph.D. (Interim) 
1970 - 1971 (Morgan State College)

Martin D. Jenkins, Ph.D. LL.D.
1948 - 1970 (Morgan State College)

Dwight O.W. Holmes, Ph.D. LL.D.
1937 - 1948 (Morgan State College)

John Oakley Spencer, Ph.D. LL.D.
1902 - 1937 (Morgan College)

Charles Edmond Young, D.D. (Acting President)
1901 - 1902 (Morgan College)

John J. Wagner, D.D.
1888 - 1901 (Morgan College)

William Maslin Frysinger, D.D.
1882 - 1888 (Centenary Biblical Institute)

J. Emory Round, D.D.
1872 - 1882 (Centenary Biblical Institute)