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Past Presidents

The President of the University Senate is the highest ranking shared governance position at ASU. This position is elected, for a term of one year, from (and by) the members of the University Academic Council, which is made up of the president-elect, president and past president of each ASU campus.

2010–Present

2010–Present Senate presidents

Term datePresidentAffiliation
June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011Gary GrossmanSchool of Letters and Sciences
June 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012Joseph CarterW. P. Carey School of Business
June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013Mark LussierEnglish
June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014Thomas SchildgenThe Polytechnic School
June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015Helene OssipovSchool of International Letters and Cultures
June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016Brenda HosleyCollege of Nursing and Health Innovation
June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017Kathleen PuckettMary Lou Fulton Teachers College
June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018Arnold MaltzW. P. Carey School of Business
June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019Donna CataldoCollege of Health Solutions
June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020Shirley Rose The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 

2000–2010

2000–2010 Senate presidents

Term datePresidentAffiliation
June 1, 2000 to May 31, 2001Douglas JohnsonSchool of Accountancy
June 1, 2001 to May 31, 2002Morton MunkChemistry and Biochemistry
June 1, 2002 to May 31, 2003George WatsonJournalism and Mass Communication
June 1, 2003 to May 31, 2004Antonio GarciaBioengineering
June 1, 2004 to May 31, 2005Barb KerrPsychology in Education
June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006Susan MattsonNursing
June 1, 2006 to May 31, 2007Duane RoenHumanities, Arts and English
June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2008William VerdiniW. P. Carey School of Business
June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2009Phil VanderMeerHistory
June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010Rojann AlpersCollege of Nursing and Health Innovation

1990–2000

1990–2000 Senate presidents

Term datePresidentAffiliation
June 1, 1990 to May 31, 1991Arlene MethaCounseling Psychology
June 1, 1991 to May 31, 1992Alan MathesonLaw
June 1, 1992 to May 31, 1993Dickinson McGawPolitical Science
June 1, 1993 to May 31, 1994William ArnoldCommunication
June 1, 1994 to May 31, 1995Deborah LosseLanguages and Literatures
June 1, 1995 to May 31, 1996Daniel LandersExercise Science and Physical Education
June 1, 1996 to May 31, 1997Thomas CallarmanManagement
June 1, 1997 to May 31, 1998Darwyn E. LinderPsychology
June 1, 1998 to May 31, 1999William G. DaveyCommunication
June 1, 1999 to May 31, 2000David BursteinPhysics and Astronomy

1980–1990

1980–1990 Senate presidents

Term datePresidentAffiliation
June 1, 1980 to May 31, 1981Leonard GordonSociology
June 1, 1981 to May 31, 1982Murray SirkisElectrical Engineering
June 1, 1982 to May 31, 1983Evar NeringMathematics
June 1, 1983 to May 31, 1984John EvansEnglish
June 1, 1984 to May 31, 1985Louis GrossmanManagement
June 1, 1985 to May 31, 1986Bruce MasonPolitical Science
June 1, 1986 to May 31, 1987Ronald AlvaradoZoology
June 1, 1987 to May 31, 1988Michael NielsenDesign
June 1, 1988 to May 31, 1989Kristin B. ValentineCommunication
June 1, 1989 to May 31, 1990Harold C. WhiteManagement

1970–1980

1970–1980 Senate presidents

Term datePresidentAffiliation
June 1, 1970 to May 31, 1971John A. CochranEconomics
June 1, 1971 to May 31, 1972Duncan T. PattenBotany/Microbiology
June 1, 1972 to May 31, 1973Carleton B. MooreChemistry
June 1, 1973 to May 31, 1974Phil A. CookSecondary Education
June 1, 1974 to May 31, 1975Dorothy McLeodNursing
June 1, 1975 to May 31, 1976Thomas HoultSociology
June 1, 1976 to May 31, 1977William S. EnglishMusic
June 1, 1977 to May 31, 1978Susanne M. ShaferSecondary Education
June 1, 1978 to May 31, 1979George A. PeekPolitical Science
June 1, 1979 to May 31, 1980Clement J. KevanePhysics

1960–1970

1960–1970 Senate presidents

Term datePresidentAffiliation
June 1, 1960 to May 31, 1961Walter BeckerBusiness Administration
June 1, 1961 to May 31, 1962Merle C. NuttEngineering
June 1, 1962 to May 31, 1963Douglass G. ArnerPhylosophy
June 1, 1963 to May 31, 1964Victor J. MillerAgriculture
June 1, 1964 to May 31, 1965Evar D. NeringMathematics
June 1, 1965 to May 31, 1966Ross RicePolitical Science
June 1, 1966 to May 31, 1967William F. Podich Jr.Elementary Education
June 1, 1967 to May 31, 1968Arnold TildenHistory
June 1, 1968 to May 31, 1969Thornton PriceMechanical Engineering
June 1, 1969 to May 31, 1970Wallace E. AdamsHistory

1950–1960

1950–1960 Senate presidents

Term datePresidentAffiliation
June 1, 1950 to May 31, 1951Rufus Kay WyllysSocial Sciences
June 1, 1951 to May 31, 1953Arnold TildenHistory
June 1, 1953 to May 31, 1954Alan T. WagerPhysics
June 1, 1954 to May 31, 1955Louis My MyersEnglish
June 1, 1955 to May 31, 1956George M. BatemanPhysical Science
June 1, 1956 to May 31, 1957Herbert GurneePsychology
June 1, 1957 to May 31, 1958Ernest ParkerHumanaties
June 1, 1958 to May 31, 1959Paul HubbardHistory
June 1, 1959 to May 31, 1960Robert V. ZacherAdvertising

1940–1950

1940–1950 Senate presidents

Term datePresidentAffiliation
June 1, 1949 to May 31, 1950Rufus Kay WyllysSocial Sciences