University of Maryland Eastern Shore The 125th Anniversary
125th Anniversary
"Celebrating the Journey: The 125th Anniversary of UMES" 1886-2011




Our leaders

Depending on the era, they may have held the title of principal or dean or chancellor or president.

Nonetheless, a distinguished group of instructional leaders stepped forward during the first 125 years of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's history to lead the proud institution in Princess Anne, Md.

 

 

Dr. Mortimer H. Neufville²

2011 - 2012

Dr. Thelma B. Thompson

2002-2011

Dr. Jackie Thomas² (2001-2002)

Dr. Dolores Margaret R. Spikes (1997-2001)

Dr. William Percy Hytche, Sr. (1975-1997)

Dr. Archie Lee Buffkins (1971-1975)

Dr. Howard Emery Wright² (1970-1971)

Dr. John Taylor Williams (1947-1970)

Robert Alexander Grigsby (1936-1947)

Dr. Thomas Henry Kiah (1911-1936)

Frank Trigg (1902-1910)

Dr. Pezavia O’Connell (1900-1902)

Portia E. Lovett Bird¹ (1897-1899)

Benjamin Oliver Bird (1886-1897)

¹ - succeeded her husband  /  ² - interim


"Celebrating the Journey: The 125th Anniversary of the
University of Maryland Eastern Shore" 1886-2011