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Board of Trustees

Board History

Chairs of the Board of Trustees

Historical Listing of Chairs of The University of Akron's Board of Trustees

(During 1870-1913, The University of Akron was a private institution known as Buchtel College.)

Name

Term as Chair

Mr. Parke R. Kolbe 1913-1915
Mr. Frank M. Cooke 1915-1926
Mr. John W. Thomas 1926-1942
Mr. Cletus G. Roetzel 1943-1951
Mr. Lee R. Jackson 1952-1954
Mr. Hurl J. Albrecht 1955-1961
Mr. Harry P. Schrank 1961-1970
Mr. Vincent H. Johnson 1970-1974
Mr. Raymond C. Bliss 1970-1974
Mr. W. Howard Fort 1974-1977
Mr. Bernard I. Rosen 1977-1980
Mr. Robert J. Kidney 1980-1981
Mr. Raymond C. Bliss 1981
Mr. Charles J. Pilliod, Jr. 1981-1984
Mr. John S. Steinhauer 1984-1986
Ms. Janet B. Purnell 1986-1987
Mr. Benjamin G. Ammons 1987-1988
Mr. Eugene D. Graham 1988-1989
Mr. David L. Headley 1989-1992
Mr. Benjamin G. Ammons 1992-1993
Mr. Melvin E. Farris 1993-1994
Mrs. Rainy G. Stitzlein 1994-1997
Mr. Alex R. Arshinkoff 1997-2001
Mr. David E. "Gene" Waddell 2001-2002
Dr. Mark N. Apte 2002-2003
Mrs. Patricia L. Graves 2003-2004
Dr. Donald E. Demkee 2004-2005
Dr. John A. Fink 2005-2006
Dr. William F. Demas 2006-2008
Mr. Philip S. Kaufmann 2008-2010
Ms. Ann Amer Brennan 2010-2012
Mr. Richard W. Pogue 2012-Present

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