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Yale Officers: Pierson College

About

For collections pertaining to Pierson College, please visit the Yale Finding Aid Database and search for "Pierson College".

Pierson College was established in 1933. For more information, please visit the Pierson College home page.

Head of College

Prior to 2016 the chief administrative officer of each of Yale's undergraduate residential colleges was given the honorific title Master, derived from the Latin magister and in common usage in the residential colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities. In 2016 the Yale Corporation voted to replace that honorific title with Head of College.

Alan Chester Valentine (1932 - 1935)

Arnold Wolfers (1935 - 1949)

Gordon Sherman Haight (1949 - 1953)

Sidney Lovett (1953 - 1958)

Quincy Porter  (1958  - 1965 )

John Hersey (1965 - 1970)

Peter Preston Brooks (1970 - 1971)

Richard Allen Goldsby (1971 - 1972)

Gaddis Smith (1972 - 1981)

Harold Joseph Morowitz (1981 - 1986)

Diana Kleiner (1986 - 1987)

Joseph Gordon (1987 - 1988)

Ivo Banac (1988 - 1995)

Harvey Goldblatt (1995 - 2013)

Stephen J. Davis (2013 - Present)

Dean

The Dean serves as the chief academic officer in Yale's undergraduate residential college system.

Joseph McMahon (1963 - 1966)

Francis Seth Singleton (1966 - 1970)

David Hamilton Griffith (1969 - 1972)

Elisabeth McClure Thomas (1972 - 1975)

Rachel Wizner (1975 - 1980)

David Clay Large (1980 - 1982)

Michael McGerr (1982 - 1983)

Christa Dove (1983 - 2005)

Amerigo Fabbri (2005 - 2016)

June Chu (2016 - 2017)

Riché Barnes (2017 - Present)