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Hail to the Chief! Presidents of St. Cloud State University, 1869-2014

Joseph Brown, President, 1916-1927

Joseph Brown

  • Before coming to St. Cloud State in 1916, worked in education in Indiana and Illinois, including as a high school teacher and superintendent of schools, as well as a stint in the mathematics department at University of Illinois

  • In 1901, received an undergraduate degree from Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana

  • The Chronicle newspaper and Talahi yearbook were established during his tenure as president.

  • In 1921, the name of the school changed from the State Normal School at St. Cloud to St. Cloud State Teachers College

  • The J. C. Brown Athletic Field (1927) and J. C. Brown Science and Mathematics Building (1960) were named in his honor


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