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Kutztown University Archives

A Brief History

Kutztown University, founded in 1866, has grown and evolved over the years, thanks in part to the principals and presidents who have been employed here at KU. In the spirit of celebration and remembrance, we here at the Kutztown University Archives are gathering a full biographic summary of the roles of each principal and president to preserve their accomplishments and highlight how the University has come to where it is today. 

Presidents and Principals

Principal John S. Ermentrout: 1866-1871

Principal Rev. Abraham R. Horne: 1872-1876

Principal Dr. Nathan C. Schaeffer: 1877-1893

Principal Rev. George B. Hancher