Hail to the Chief! Presidents of St. Cloud State University, 1869-2014
John Headley, President, 1947-1951
- Before becoming president at St. Cloud State, taught in South Dakota public schools, as well as president of the State Teachers College in Mayville, North Dakota, from 1945 to 1947
- Joseph Carhart, SCSU president from 1890-1895, also served as president at the State Teachers College in Mayville, North Dakota
- When construction was completed on Stewart Hall (1950), "Old Main" (1874), which was demolished soon after
- Planning for the new library, Kiehle Library (1952), now the Kiehle Visual Arts Center, began during Headley's tenure
- Headley Hall (1963) was named in his honor
- Left St. Cloud State to become president of South Dakota State University, where he served until 1957 when he died from an accidental gunshot wound while hunting.