Southwestern University

University Leadership


Office of the President



Office of the President

President Edward B. Burger

Edward B. Burger began his presidency of Southwestern University in July 2013. A native of New York, President Burger graduated summa cum laude with distinction in mathematics from Connecticut College and earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin. He served on the faculty at Williams College from 1990 until he was named president of Southwestern.

Chief Administrative Officers

Also known as Senior Staff, Southwestern’s Chief Administrative Officers are comprised of the leadership of each administrative division (Student Life, University Relations, Enrollment Services, Information Services, Finance & Administration) as well as the Provost.

Board of Trustees

Southwestern University’s Board of Trustees has the responsibility for the system of governance, academic life, student life, and the fiscal affairs of the University. They act as the policy making body of the University and through its own actions regulate to make its policies effective. The President then acts to administer and implement the policies adopted by the Board of Trustees.