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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 date President Affiliation
June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011 Gary Grossman School of Letters and Sciences
June 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012 Joseph Carter W. P. Carey School of Business
June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013 Mark Lussier English
June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014 Thomas Schildgen The Polytechnic School
June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015 Helene Ossipov School of International Letters and Cultures
June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016 Brenda Hosley College of Nursing and Health Innovation
June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 Kathleen Puckett Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

2000–2010

2000–2010 Senate presidents

Term date President Affiliation
June 1, 2000 to May 31, 2001 Douglas Johnson School of Accountancy
June 1, 2001 to May 31, 2002 Morton Munk Chemistry and Biochemistry
June 1, 2002 to May 31, 2003 George Watson Journalism and Mass Communication
June 1, 2003 to May 31, 2004 Antonio Garcia Bioengineering
June 1, 2004 to May 31, 2005 Barb Kerr Psychology in Education
June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006 Susan Mattson Nursing
June 1, 2006 to May 31, 2007 Duane Roen Humanities, Arts and English
June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2008 William Verdini W. P. Carey School of Business
June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2009 Phil VanderMeer History
June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010 Rojann Alpers College of Nursing and Health Innovation

1990–2000

1990–2000 Senate presidents

Term date President Affiliation
June 1, 1990 to May 31, 1991 Arlene Metha Counseling Psychology
June 1, 1991 to May 31, 1992 Alan Matheson Law
June 1, 1992 to May 31, 1993 Dickinson McGaw Political Science
June 1, 1993 to May 31, 1994 William Arnold Communication
June 1, 1994 to May 31, 1995 Deborah Losse Languages and Literatures
June 1, 1995 to May 31, 1996 Daniel Landers Exercise Science and Physical Education
June 1, 1996 to May 31, 1997 Thomas Callarman Management
June 1, 1997 to May 31, 1998 Darwyn E. Linder Psychology
June 1, 1998 to May 31, 1999 William G. Davey Communication
June 1, 1999 to May 31, 2000 David Burstein Physics and Astronomy

1980–1990

1980–1990 Senate presidents

Term date President Affiliation
June 1, 1980 to May 31, 1981 Leonard Gordon Sociology
June 1, 1981 to May 31, 1982 Murray Sirkis Electrical Engineering
June 1, 1982 to May 31, 1983 Evar Nering Mathematics
June 1, 1983 to May 31, 1984 John Evans English
June 1, 1984 to May 31, 1985 Louis Grossman Management
June 1, 1985 to May 31, 1986 Bruce Mason Political Science
June 1, 1986 to May 31, 1987 Ronald Alvarado Zoology
June 1, 1987 to May 31, 1988 Michael Nielsen Design
June 1, 1988 to May 31, 1989 Kristin B. Valentine Communication
June 1, 1989 to May 31, 1990 Harold C. White Management

1970–1980

1970–1980 Senate presidents

Term date President Affiliation
June 1, 1970 to May 31, 1971 John A. Cochran Economics
June 1, 1971 to May 31, 1972 Duncan T. Patten Botany/Microbiology
June 1, 1972 to May 31, 1973 Carleton B. Moore Chemistry
June 1, 1973 to May 31, 1974 Phil A. Cook Secondary Education
June 1, 1974 to May 31, 1975 Dorothy McLeod Nursing
June 1, 1975 to May 31, 1976 Thomas Hoult Sociology
June 1, 1976 to May 31, 1977 William S. English Music
June 1, 1977 to May 31, 1978 Susanne M. Shafer Secondary Education
June 1, 1978 to May 31, 1979 George A. Peek Political Science
June 1, 1979 to May 31, 1980 Clement J. Kevane Physics

1960–1970

1960–1970 Senate presidents

Term date President Affiliation
June 1, 1960 to May 31, 1961 Walter Becker Business Administration
June 1, 1961 to May 31, 1962 Merle C. Nutt Engineering
June 1, 1962 to May 31, 1963 Douglass G. Arner Phylosophy
June 1, 1963 to May 31, 1964 Victor J. Miller Agriculture
June 1, 1964 to May 31, 1965 Evar D. Nering Mathematics
June 1, 1965 to May 31, 1966 Ross Rice Political Science
June 1, 1966 to May 31, 1967 William F. Podich Jr. Elementary Education
June 1, 1967 to May 31, 1968 Arnold Tilden History
June 1, 1968 to May 31, 1969 Thornton Price Mechanical Engineering
June 1, 1969 to May 31, 1970 Wallace E. Adams History

1950–1960

1950–1960 Senate presidents

Term date President Affiliation
June 1, 1950 to May 31, 1951 Rufus Kay Wyllys Social Sciences
June 1, 1951 to May 31, 1953 Arnold Tilden History
June 1, 1953 to May 31, 1954 Alan T. Wager Physics
June 1, 1954 to May 31, 1955 Louis My Myers English
June 1, 1955 to May 31, 1956 George M. Bateman Physical Science
June 1, 1956 to May 31, 1957 Herbert Gurnee Psychology
June 1, 1957 to May 31, 1958 Ernest Parker Humanaties
June 1, 1958 to May 31, 1959 Paul Hubbard History
June 1, 1959 to May 31, 1960 Robert V. Zacher Advertising

1940–1950

1940–1950 Senate presidents

Term date President Affiliation
June 1, 1949 to May 31, 1950 Rufus Kay Wyllys Social Sciences