Past Presidents

Since 1932

Throughout its long history, Ohio Communication Association (formerly, Speech Communication Association of Ohio) has been guided by strong leadership. This page honors those individuals who served as President.

Year President Year President
1932-37 Earl W. Wiley 1976-77 Gerald Sanders
1937-38 William C. Craig 1977-78 George Bang
1938-39 Lionel Crocker 1978-79 Jimmie Trent
1939-40 Roy Diem 1979-80 Lynne Stover Rhodes
1940-41 Loren Staats 1980-81 Jerry Feezel
1941-42 R. C. Hunter 1981-82 Barb Gebhardt
1942-43 Delbert Lean 1982-83 Don Morlan
1943-44 Charles R. Layton 1983-84 Sandra Alspach
1944-45 William C. Craig 1984-85 Linda Moore
1945-56 Paul R. Brees 1985-86 Florence Krahling
1946-47 John Black 1986-87 Paul Fritz
1947-48 Harry Williams 1987-88 Sue Wenzlaff
1948-49 James N. Holm 1988-89 Larry Hugenberg
1949-50 Elden Smith 1989-90 John Haight
1950-51 J. Garber Drushal 1990-91 Jim Phipps
1951-52 Dana T. Burns 1991-92 Nancy Sprowls
1952-53 Charles R. Layton 1992-93 Sam Wallace
1953-54 G. Vernon Kelley 1993-94 Lyle Linerode
1954-55 Donald Kleckner 1994-95 James D. Robinson
1955-56 Thomas Dudgeon 1995-96 Roseann Canfora
1956-57 Charles G. Irwin 1996-98 Karyl Sabbath
1957-58 Archie Thomas 1998-00 Chris Goddard
1958-59 William Hall 2000-02 Nancy S. Kelley
1959-60 Raymond Yeager 2002-04 Mary Ann Flannery
1960-61 Austin Freeley 2004-06 Jeffrey L. Tyus
1961-62 Thomas Ludlum 2006-08 Candace Thomas-Maddox
1962-63 James Golden 2008-10 Matthew Smith
1963-64 James Grissinger 2010-12 Sheida Shirvani
1964-65 Thomas R. McManus 2012-14 Tim Pollock
1965-66 Jesse McDowell  2014-16  Theodore Avtgis
1966-67 John Auston  2016-18  Liane Gray-Starner
1967-68 Loren Shearer
1968-69 Charles Dodrill
1969-70 Jack Dorricott
1970-71 Charles V. Carlson
1971-72 Arlene Akerman
1972-73 James V. Fee
1973-74 John Miday
1974-75 Raymond Beaty
1975-76 Phyllis Barton