Rhodes Scholars who have been Vice-Chancellors of the University of Oxford:

  • The Very Reverend John Lowe (Ontario & Christ Church 1922) (Vice-Chancellor 1948-1951)
  • Sir Kenneth Wheare (Victoria & Oriel 1929) (Vice-Chancellor 1964-1966)
  • Sir John Hood KNZM (New Zealand & Worcester 1976) (Vice-Chancellor 2004-2009)

Dean Lowe (Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, 1939-1959) served as a Rhodes Trustee (1940-1960). Sir Kenneth Wheare (Rector of Exeter College, Oxford, 1956-1972) served as Chair of the Rhodes Trustees (1962-1969). Dr John Hood is serving as Chair of the Rhodes Trustees (2011 - ).

Sir Kenneth Wheare (Victoria & Oriel 1929)

University leaders around the world include:

  • Frank Aydelotte (Indiana & Brasenose 1905) – President of Swarthmore College, 1921-1940; director of the Institute for Advanced Study, 1939-1947
  • William Stevenson (New Jersey & Balliol 1922) – President of Oberlin College, 1946-1960 
  • Emory Lindquist (Kansas & Jesus 1930) – President of Wichita State University, 1963-1968
  • James Hester (California & Pembroke 1947) – President of New York University, 1962-1974; Rector of the United Nations University, 1974-1980)
  • Robert Marston (Virginia & Lincoln 1947) – Director of National Institutes of Health, 1968-1973; President of the University of Florida, 1974-1984
  • John Brademas (Indiana & Brasenose 1950) – President of New York University, 1981-1992
  • Thomas Bartlett (Oregon & University 1951) – President of the American University in Cairo, 1963-1969; President of Colgate University 1969-1977; Chancellor of University of Alabama system, 1981-1989; Chancellor of State University of New York, 1994-1996
  • Neil Rudenstine (Connecticut & New College 1956) – President of Harvard University, 1991-2001
  • Roger Howell, Jr (Maryland & St John’s 1958) – President of Bowdoin College, 1968-1978
  • Richard Celeste (Ohio & Exeter 1960) – President of Colorado College, 2002-2011 (also Governor of Ohio, 1983-1991; US Ambassador to India, 1997-2001)
  • David Frohnmayer (Oregon & Wadham 1962) – President of the University of Oregon, 1994-2009
  • David Boren (Oklahoma & Balliol 1963) – President of the University of Oklahoma, 1994 -  (also Governor of Oklahoma, 1975-1979)
  • David Naylor (Ontario & Hertford 1979) – President of the University of Toronto, 2005-2013
  • Christopher Eisgruber (Oregon & University College 1983) – President of Princeton University, 2013 –
  • Elizabeth Kiss (Virgina & Balliol 1983) – President of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, 2006-
  • Colin Bundy (Natal & Merton 1968) – Principal of Green Templeton College, Oxford 2008-2010; Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Witwaterstrand (1997-2001); Vice Rector, University of the Western Cape, 1994-1997
  • Richard Luyt (Diocesan College, Rondebosch & Trinity 1936) – Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (1967-1980)
  • Rick Trainor (Rhode Island & Merton 1970) – Principal of King’s College London, 1994 –
  • George Paton (Victoria & Magdalen 1926) – Vice Chancellor of Melbourne University, 1951-1968
  • Arthur Kroeger (Alberta & Pembroke 1956) – Chancellor of Carleton University, 1993-2002
  • Rex Nettleford (Jamaica & Oriel 1957) – Vice Chancellor of the University of West Indies, 1996-2004
  • Richard Deane Terrell (South Australia & Magdalen 1959) – Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University, 1994-2001
  • Bryan Gould (New Zealand & Balliol 1962) – Vice Chancellor of the University of Waikato, 1994-2004
  • David Woods (Natal & University College 1963) – Vice Chancellor of Rhodes University, 1996-2006
  • Deepak Nayyar (India & Balliol 1967) – Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi, 2000-2005
  • John Hood (New Zealand & Worcester 1976) – Vice Chancellor of the University of oxford, 2004-2009
  • Peter Rathjen (South Australia & New College 1985) – Vice Chancellor at the University of Tasmania, 2011 –
  • Max Price (South Africa-at-Large & Magdalen 1980) – Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Cape Town, 2008 –
  • Marc Tessier-Lavigne (Quebec & New College 1980) – President of The Rockefeller University, 2011-
  • John Templeton (Connecticut & Balliol 1934) – Founder of Templeton College, University of Oxford (now Green Templeton College)
  • Loyiso Nongxa (South Africa-at-Large & Balliol 1978) – Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwaterstrand, 2003-2013)
  • Kurt Schmoke (Maryland & Balliol 1971) – President of the University of Baltimore, 2014 -