George Fechtig Baughman
Sept. 10, 1960 – May 13, 1965


Dr. John Gaasbeek Elmendorf
Sept. 1, 1965 – Sept. 19, 1968
Jan. 15, 1969 – June 30, 1972


Dr. Victor Butterfield
Acting President
Sept. 20, 1968 – Jan. 14, 1969


Dallas W. Dort
Acting President, Fall 1972 – Fall 1973


Dr. Arland F. Christ-Janer
Sept. 1973 – June 27, 1975

From 1975 to 2001 New College of Florida was a school under the University of South Florida.  On July 1st, 2001 New College achieved independence as the 11th member of the State University System and was designated by the Florida Legislature as the “Honors College for the State of Florida.”
University of South Florida Presidents from 1975 – 2001


Dr. Gordon E. Michalson, Jr.
Acting President, July 14, 2001 – Sept. 29, 2001
President, Sept. 30, 2001 – June 30, 2012


Dr. Donal O’Shea
July 1, 2012 – Present