Since 1865, Dean has been led by a strong succession of leaders that have stewarded the growth of the institution from our early days as Dean Academy and Dean Junior College to the Dean College we are today. Take a look back at the leadership that got Dean where we are today.

Timeline of Leaders

1866 – 1871    Timothy G. Senter, A.M. - first Principal

1872 – 1878    Reverend J.R.Weston, D.D. – Principal

1879 – 1897    Lester L. Burrington, A.M. - Headmaster

1897 – 1935    Arthur Winslow Peirce, Litt.D. - Headmaster.

1934 – 1935    Alexander Cantlay Ewen ’99, A.M. - Acting Headmaster

1935 – 1945    Earl Sessions Wallace, B.S. – Headmaster
1941 – 1945    Earl Sessions Wallace, B.S. - first President

1945 – 1946    Alexander Cantlay Ewen ’99, A.M. - Acting President

1946 – 1967    William Chadwick Garner, Ed.M - President and Headmaster.

1968 – 1972    Donald E. Deyo, M.A. - President.

1972 – 1991    Richard E. Crockford, M.A. - President.

1991 – 1992    Dr. Frank B. Bruno - President

1992 – 1995    John A. Dunn, Jr., M.A.T. – President

1995 – 2022    Paula M. Rooney, Ed.D. - President Emeritus

2022 – 2024    Kenneth Elmore, J.D.