The president of Mount Union is the chief operating officer and reports to the Mount Union Board of Trustees. The Office of the President is located on the second floor of Beeghly Hall, the primary administrative building on the campus.
From 1846 to present, the administration of the University has been under the leadership of 12 presidents, including Dr. W. Richard Merriman, Jr., current president.
Mount Union Presidents:
Orville Nelson Hartshorn, 1846-1887
Tamerlane Pliny Marsh, 1888-1898
Albert Birdsall Riker, 1898-1908
William Henry McMaster 1899, 1908-1938
Charles Burgess Ketcham, 1938-1953
Carl Cluster Bracy, 1954-1967
Ronald Gilbert Weber '38, 1967-1980
G. Benjamin Lantz Jr., 1980-85
Harold M. Kolenbrander, 1986-2000
John L. Ewing Jr. 2000-2005
Richard F. Giese, 2005-2015
W. Richard Merriman, Jr., 2015-