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Past Leadership

As a seminary and later a normal school, California was led by principals: E.N. Johnston (1852-1860); J.C. Gilchrist (1860-1870); Dr. Charles L. Ehrenfeld (1871-1877); Dr. George P. Beard (1877-1883); Dr. Theodore B. Noss (1883-1909); Dr. Herbert B. Davis (1909-1912); Dr. Walter Herzog, Class of 1891 (1912-1919); and John Entz (1919-1928).

In 1928, California became part of the state college system, with a president as its chief administrator. Prior to the tenure of Geraldine M. Jones, these individuals served as president:

Portrait of Dr. Robert M. Steele

Dr. Robert M. Steele
California State Teachers College
1928-1952 

Portrait of Dr. C. Herman Grose

Dr. C. Herman Grose
California State Teachers College
1952-1956 

Portrait of Dr. Michael Duda

Dr. Michael Duda
California State College
1956-1968 

Portrait of Dr. George H. Roadman

Dr. George H. Roadman (Class of 1941)
California State College
1968-1976* 

Portrait of Dr. John P. Watkins

Dr. John P. Watkins (Class of 1953)
California University of Pennsylvania
1976-1992* 

Portrait of Dr. Angelo Armenti

Dr. Angelo Armenti
California University of Pennsylvania
1992-2012

*Includes time as acting or interim president