RMA Past Presidents

Past RMA Presidents

The following members have served honorably as past RMA presidents. Note that for most of these people, although the term of office was only one year, it required a five year committment (2nd VP, 1st VP, President, Junior APPA Rep, Senior APPA Rep) and the hosting/coordination of an annual educational conference.

Under the new procedures adopted by the members in 2006 the annual educational conference is no longer tied to the presidency, but this position still requires a four year committment (President Elect, President, Junior APPA Rep, Senior APPA Rep).

  • 1953 – M.F. Fifield, University of New Mexico
  • 1954 – R. L. Houston, University of Arizona
  • 1955 – H. L. Dotson, Colorado A & M
  • 1956 – H. M. Wadsworth, Utah State University
  • 1957 – T. G. Swearingen Montana State University
  • 1958 – J.A. Jacobson, University of New Mexico
  • 1959 – R. W. Lind, University of Colorado
  • 1960 – M. F. Whalen, Montana State University
  • 1961 – M. F. Whalen, Montana State University
  • 1962 – R. A. Kendrick, The Colorado College
  • 1963 – John W. Ellingson, Arizona State University
  • 1964 – Fred A. Day, New Mexico State University
  • 1965 – Clayton H. Kimball, University of Utah
  • 1966 – Harry C. Hepting, Colorado State University
  • 1967 – Linn G. Stewart, USAF Academy
  • 1968 – R. L. Houston, University of Arizona
  • 1969 – Gene Cross, University of Utah
  • 1970 – A. J. Hall, Adams State College
  • 1971 – Robert G. Arnold, University of Wyoming
  • 1972 – David Reichert, University of Northern Colorado
  • 1973 – Harold J. Anderson, Brigham Young University
  • 1974 – Ollie Shullenbarger, Northern Arizona University
  • 1975 – John T. Boone, West Texas State College
  • 1976 – L. Terry Suber, Colorado State University
  • 1977 – James Crossey, The Colorado College
  • 1978 – J. A. “Ted” Parker, University of Montana
  • 1979 – Herbert E. Bay, Arizona State University
  • 1980 – Charles L. Cunningham, US Air Force Academy
  • 1981 – H. Val Peterson, Utah State University
  • 1982 – C. D. “Doug” Black, New Mexico State University
  • 1983 – Floyd Williams, University of New Mexico
  • 1984 – Fred A. Giles, Northern Arizona University
  • 1985 – Randy Turpin, University of Utah
  • 1986 – Edward Rice, Montana State University
  • 1987 – Richard Sudennan, Colorado School of Mines
  • 1988 – William Mutch, University of Calgary
  • 1989 – Phil Rector, University of Arizona
  • 1990 – Pieter van der Have, University of Utah
  • 1991 – George Krell, University of Wyoming
  • 1992 – Douglas Christensen, Brigham Young University
  • 1993 – Gordon Bulat, University of Alberta
  • 1994 – Paul Tabolt, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 1995 – Robert Lashaway, Montana State University
  • 1996 – Jim Kelley, Auraria Higher Education Center
  • 1997 – Wayne White, Utah State University
  • 1998 – Charles N. Andersen, Yavapai College
  • 1999 – Harvey Chace, University of New Mexico
  • 2000 – Craig Bohn, University of Utah
  • 2001 – Paul Smith, Pima Community College
  • 2002 – Steve Baldick, University of Calgary
  • 2003 – David Brixen, Arizona State University
  • 2004 – Mark Shiveley, University of Wyoming
  • 2005 – Tommy Moss, Colorado State University
  • 2006 – Eakle Barfield, Montana State University at Billings
  • 2007 – Mary Vosevich, University of New Mexico
  • 2008 – Kevin Hansen, Weber State University
  • 2009 – John P. Morris, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • 2010 – Dave Button, University of Regina
  • 2011 – Viron Lynch, Weber State University
  • 2012 – Chris Kopach, University of Arizona
  • 2013 – Brian Johnson, University of Idaho
  • 2014 – Emmet Boyle, University of Regina
  • 2015 – David Turnquist, University of Colorado Denver
  • 2016 – Lisa Potter, University of Colorado Boulder
  • 2017 – Luis Rocha, University of Arizona

Past APPA Presidents from RMA

The following RMA members have served honorably as APPA presidents. Again, this position involves a committment of several years (currently as President Elect, President, and Immediate Past President).

  • 1929 – W. E. Brockway, University of Colorado
  • 1953 – S.F. Brewster, Brigham Young University
  • 1955 – C.B. Jensen, University of Wyoming
  • 1958 – M.F. Fifield, University of New Mexico
  • 1969 – Richard Kendrick, Colorado State University
  • 1977 – Gene B. Cross, University of Delaware
  • 1986 – H. Val Peterson, Utah State University
  • 1992 – Donald L. Mackel, University of New Mexico
  • 1995 – Douglas K. Christensen, Brigham Young University
  • 1997 – Pieter van der Have, University of Utah
  • 2001 – Gary L. Reynolds, The Colorado College
  • 2009 – Polly Pinney, Arizona State University
  • 2012 – Mary Vosevich, University of New Mexico
  • 2013 – Brian Johnson, University of Idaho
  • 2014 – Emmet Boyle, University of Regina
  • 2015 – Dave Turnquist, University of Colorado Denver| Anschutz Medical Campus
  • 2017 – Chris Kopach, University of Arizona