Past Presidents

Since its founding in 1895, Northwest Christian University has been served by 10 presidents and one interim president.


Our Institutions Past Names

  • Eugene Divinity School - 1895-1908
  • Eugene Bible University - 1908-1930
  • Eugene Bible College - 1930-1933
  • Northwest Christian College - 1933-2008
  • Northwest Christian University - 2008-present

Our Institutions Past Presidents

Eug-SandersonEugene C. Sanderson, President 1895-1929
Earl-Childers S. Earl Childers, President 1929-1934
Victor-Morris Victor P. Morris, De Facto President 1934-1936 1943-1944
Kendall-Burke Kendall E. Burke, President 1936-1943
Ross-Griffeth Ross J. Griffeth, President 1944-1965
Barton-DowdyBarton A. Dowdy, President 1965-1978
Bill-Hays William E. Hays, President 1978-1985
Chuck-Pyron H. Charles Pyron, Interim President 1985-1986
Jim-Womack-photo-color James E. Womack, President 1986-2004
David-Wilson David W. Wilson, President 2004-2010
Womack-Joe Joseph D. Womack, President 2010-present