Past Senate Presidents

The Senate was organized on May 29, 1969 and had a first meeting on October, 1969. The previous senate “dissolved itself and reorganized with certain administrative ex-officio members.” This reorganized senate is essentially what we have today.

The previous incarnation of the Senate was proposed in a constitution in 1952. The first meeting was on May 21, 1952. Meetings under this version were chaired by the president of the university (Rodes and then Van Arsdale) with occasional substitutes to chair a meeting, principally Dean Sipple (Dean of the University, perhaps). For this senate, there were “permanent” members and “elected” members. The permanent members included the president, Executive VP, VPAA, all the college deans, all the department chairs, all full professors, and a variety of other people like the library director, registrar, director of summer school, admissions, adult education, … . There were 15 elected members.

  • Mathew Timm 2016-2018
  • Jobie Skaggs 2014-2016
  • Matthew O'Brien 2012-2014
  • Brian Huggins 2010-2012
  • Molly Cluskey 2008-2010
  • Sam Fan 2006-2008
  • Mike McAsey 2004-2006
  • Mary Jo Mays 2002-2004
  • Larry Aspin 2000-2002
  • Kurt Field 1998-2000
  • Sandra Perry 1996-1998
  • Nina Collins 1994-1996
  • Joe Alber 1992-1994
  • Conley Stutz 1991-1992
  • Doan Modianos 1989-1991
  • Joe Roach 1987-1989
  • John Howard 1986-1987
  • Neal Claussen 1983-1986
  • Billy Mathis 1981-1983
  • Kal Goldberg 1977-1981
  • Brendan Liddell 1975-1977
  • Robert Thomson 1974-1975
  • Jim Ballowe 1972-1974
  • Tom Cummings 1971-1972
  • Laurence Norton 1970-1971
  • J. Ross Brown 1969-1970
    (Elected: Oct.13, 1969; a reorganized Senate)