Presidents of Saint John's University

Before 1866, the Priors of the community acted as ex-officio Presidents of the College

Fr. Wolfgang Northman, OSB 1867-1873
Abbot Alexius Edelbrock, OSB 1873-1889
Abbot Bernard Locnikar, OSB 1890-1894
Abbot Peter Engel, OSB 1894-1921
Abbot Alcuin Deutsch, OSB 1921-1950
Abbot Baldwin Dworschak, OSB 1951-1958
Father Arno Gustin, OSB 1958-1964
Father Colman Barry, OSB 1964-1971
Father Michael Blecker, OSB 1971-1980
Father Alberic Culhane, OSB 1980-1981 (Acting President)
Father Gunther Rolfson, OSB 1981 (Summer, Acting President)
Father Michael Blecker, OSB Sept. 1981-Feb. 1982
Father Hilary Thimmesh, OSB Feb. 1982-June 1991
Brother Dietrich Reinhart, OSB June 1991-Oct. 2008
Dan Whalen (Interim President) Oct. 2008-June 2009
Father Robert Koopmann, OSB 2009-2012
Michael Hemesath 2012-