Emil Heinz, 6 years
Brainerd Junior College Dean, 1938-1944

John “Jack” Chalberg, 28 years
Brainerd Community College Dean, 1944-1966
Brainerd State Junior College Dean, 1966-1968
President, 1968-1972

Michael J. “Mike” Matanich, 22 years
Staples Area Vocational Technical School Director, 1959-1973
Staples Area Vocational Technical Institute Director, 1973-1981

Harry Nysather, 27 years
Brainerd Area Vocational Technical School Director, 1964-1973
Brainerd Area Vocational Technical Institute Director, 1973-1990
Brainerd Technical College, 1990-1991

William “Bill” Oately, 5years
Brainerd Community College President, 1972-1977

Dr. Stanley A. “Stan” Edin, 14 years
Staples Area Vocational Technical Institute Director, 1981-1987
Staples Area Technical Institute Director, 1987-1989
Staples Technical College Director, 1989-1991
Brainerd/Staples Regional Technical College, 1991-1995

Dr. Curtis S. “Curt” Murton, 5 years
Brainerd Community College President, 1977-1982

Dr. Calvin “Cal” Heine, 1 year
Brainerd Community College Interim President, 1982-1983

Dr. Theodore “Alex” Easton, 7 years
Clearwater College Region President, 1983-1990

Sally J. Ihne, 18 years
Clearwater College Region Brainerd Campus Provost, 1983-1991
Brainerd Community College President, 1991-1995
Central Lakes College President, 1995-2001

Dr. Joseph “Joe” Birmington, 4 years
Central Lakes College President, 2001-2005

Dr. Joseph “Joe” Opatz, 1 year
Central Lakes College Interim President, 2005-2006

Dr. Larry Lundblad, 10 years
Central Lakes College President, 2006—2016

Dr. Hara Charlier, 2 years
Central Lakes College President, 2016-Present