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 1913-15
Mr. Frank M. Cooke 1915-26
Mr. John W. Thomas 1926-42
Mr. Cletus G. Roetzel 1943-51
Mr. Lee R. Jackson 1952-54
Mr. Hurl J. Albrecht 1955-61
Mr. Harry P. Schrank 1961-70
Mr. Vincent H. Johnson 1970-74
Mr. Raymond C. Bliss 1970-74
Mr. W. Howard Fort 1974-77
Mr. Bernard I. Rosen 1977-80
Mr. Robert J. Kidney 1980-81
Mr. Raymond C. Bliss 1981
Mr. Charles J. Pilliod, Jr. 1981-84
Mr. John S. Steinhauer 1984-86
Ms. Janet B. Purnell 1986-87
Mr. Benjamin G. Ammons 1987-88
Mr. Eugene D. Graham 1988-89
Mr. David L. Headley 1989-92
Mr. Benjamin G. Ammons 1992-93
Mr. Melvin E. Farris 1993-94
Mrs. Rainy G. Stitzlein 1994-97
Mr. Alex R. Arshinkoff 1997-01
Mr. David E. "Gene" Waddell 2001-02
Dr. Mark N. Apte 2002-03
Mrs. Patricia L. Graves 2003-04
Dr. Donald E. Demkee 2004-05
Dr. John A. Fink 2005-06
Dr. William F. Demas 2006-08
Mr. Philip S. Kaufmann 2008-10
Ms. Ann Amer Brennan 2010-12
Mr. Richard W. Pogue 2012-15
Mr. Jonathan T. Pavloff 2015-16