Washington University in St. Louis is led by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, the university’s 14th chancellor. Chancellor Wrighton is seen frequently outside of his office as he participates in campus activities, athletic games, student research fairs and outreach events. Wrighton is also a Professor of Chemistry.

Members of the Board of Trustees, University Council and Provost share Chancellor Wrighton’s vision that Washington University in St. Louis is one of the world's top research and teaching universities.

Throughout its century and a half, only 14 chancellors have led Washington University. To learn more, please visit the First 13 Chancellors page.

Chancellor Wrighton with students

Chancellor Wrighton
joins the student leaders to welcome newcomers to campus on Move-In Day.