Iowa State University Alumni Association
 

The Circle



The Circle, founded Oct. 29, 1999, recognizes Iowa State University Alumni Association former presidents (now chairs) and executive directors for their continuing efforts on behalf of the university and the Alumni Association.

The Circle Creed
WE, the former leaders of the Iowa State University Alumni Association and Board of Directors, through membership in this newly formed society, recommit ourselves this day to the work and aspirations of the Association. We pledge to work alongside the Association staff and board as they strive to make Iowa State University stronger, provide opportunities for others to experience Iowa State, be the voice of history and traditions of the Association, and help Iowa State University carry out its vision.

WE FURTHER ACCEPT the following responsibilities of Circle membership: 1) To establish an ongoing relationship with the Alumni Association; 2) To keep up to date on Alumni Association matters; 3) To serve in an advisory capacity to the Association; and 4) To join with the Association in providing feedback to the university on items of mutual interest.

WE ULTIMATELY PLEDGE our ongoing loyalty and support of Iowa State University and the Iowa State University Alumni Association.

Signed on March 3, 2001.

Board of Directors Presidents/Chairs
(Title changed from president to chair in 2000. College designations reflect current ISU colleges.)
1878-80 E. W. Stanton, ’72 LAS*
1880-81 J. K. Macomber, ’72 LAS*
1881-83 Milliken Stalker, ’73 LAS*
1883-85 O. P. McCray, ’74 LAS*
1885-89 R. F. Jordan, ’77 LAS*
1889-91 R. J. Hopkins, ’81 LAS*
1891-93 J. K. Macomber, ’72 LAS*
1893-95 W. H. McHenry, ’81 LAS*
1895-97 J. L. Stevens, ’72 Engr*
1897-99 F. E. Furry, ’81 Ag*
1899-01 L. W. Noyes, ’72 LAS*
1901-03 W. Clyde Jones, ’91 Engr*
1903-05 George W. Catt, ’82  Engr*
1905-08 T. L. Smith, ’77 Engr*
1908-09 R. B. Swift, ’90 LAS* (died during term)
 C. N. Dietz, ’72 LAS* (finished term)
1909-10 J. F. Porter, ’84 LAS*
1910-11 O. J. Henderson, ’98 LAS*
1911-13 J. S. McGavren, ’81 LAS*
1913-14 J. S. Dewell, ’81 LAS*
1914-15 Wayne Dinsmore, ’04 Ag*
1915-16 J. W. Hook, ’05 Engr*
1916-17 Burt German, ’95 Engr*
1917-18 George Smith, ’99 Engr*
1918-20 R. F. O’Donnel, ’08 Ag*
1920-24 M. J. Riggs, ’83 Engr*
1924-27 Sarah Hook Passig, ’98 HS*
1927-30 C. C. Deering, ’92 Engr*
1930-34 Mark G. Thornburg, ’10 Ag*
1934-36  Charles T. Cownie, ’26 LAS*
1936-37 R. M. Evans, ’13 Engr*
1937-38 Don B. Stouffer, ’08 Engr*
1938-40 Dan S. Craig, ’09 Engr*
1940-41 P. F. Hopkins, ’16 Engr*
1941-42 Walter W. Goeppinger, ’33 LAS*
1942-43 Allen Whitfield, ’24 LAS*
1943-45 Leroy D. Snyder, ’14 Engr*
1945-47 Claud C. Coykendall, ’10 Engr*
1947-49 E. N. Wentworth, ’07 Ag*
1949-50 George A. Harper, ’24 LAS*
1950-52 Frank R. Kerrigan, ’16 Ag*
1952-54 J. D. Armstrong, ’37 Ag/Design*
1954-56 Clarence N. Johndreau, ’30 Ag*
1956-58 Douglas F. Graves, ’46 Ag*
1958-60 Byron W. Lodwick, ’20 Ag*
1960-62 Ronald I. Sieben, ’34 Ag*
1962-64 Hollis R. Hilstrom, ’34 Engr*
1964-66  Ralph W. Anderson, ’33 LAS*
1966-68 Marvin O. Kruse, ’33 Engr*
1968-70 Allyn E. Hagen, ’35 Ag*
1970-71 Dayton W. Countryman, ’40 Ag
1971-72 Harold J. Stewart, ’46 Engr/Design*
1972-73 Merle E. Betts ’47, Ag* (died during term)
Bruce A. Yungclas, ’49 Ag* (finished term)
1973-74 Bruce A. Yungclas, ’49 Ag*
1974-75 Duane W. Sandage, ’48 Ag (Alpha)
1975-76 Dorothy A. Pecaut, ’52 HS*
1976-77 James H. Boyd, ’38 Engr*
1977-78 Marvin J. Walter, ’62 Ag, MS ’64 (Janice)
1978-79  Charles J. Maxwell, ’56 LAS/Bus (Barbara Nelson)
1979-80 Maxine M. Burch, ’47 HS
1980-81 Roy J. Reiman, ’57 Ag/LAS (Bobbi)
1981-82 Carole A. Custer, ’71 LAS (Roger)
1982-83 Alan R. Tubbs, ’66 Ag (Myrna)
1983-84 Nancy C. Pellett, ’66 HS (Jim)
1984-85 Roy W. Uelner, ’57 Engr (Sandra)
1985-86 Joan U. Axel, ’64 LAS (John)
1986-87 Steven E. Zumbach, ’73 Ag/Bus, PhD ’80 (Kathy)
1987-88 Donald E. Greiman, ’52 Ag (Yvonne)
1988-89 Roxanne Beale Johnson, ’78 HS (Dale)
1989-90 Daniel L. Krieger, ’59 LAS/Bus (Sharon)
1990-91 Steven F. Mores, ’67 LAS (Michelle)
1991-92 Jill A. Wagner, ’76 LAS/Bus
1992-93 Sharon L. Juon, ’69 LAS (David)
1993-94 Norman D. Skadburg, ’69 Ag, MS ’71 (Erma)
1994-95 Harvey M. Freese, ’70 LAS, MS ’73 (Marcia)
1995-96 Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare, ’76 LAS (Eric)
1996-97 Scott E. Olson, ’69 Design (Penny)
1997-98 Mary Beukema Harms, ’73 FCS, ’79 Design, MS Bus ’89 (Josh Sharlin)
1998-99 Glen A. Mente, ’61 Ag, MS ’63 (Mary Jo)
1999-01 Jamie K. Lucas Stensland,  ’88 LAS, MS  ’93
2001-02 Les M. Omotani, PhD ’92 HS (Barbara)
2002-03 Martha Lagomarcino Gleason, ’80 HS (Tom)
2003-04 Stanley J. Thompson, ’82 LAS (Nancy)
2004-05 Choy Chun Leow, ’85 Design, ’88 MAR (Connie Cher)
2005-06 James E. Anderson, ’93 Engr (Wendy)
2006-07 Kevin Drury, ’83 Ag/Bus (Jeanne)
2007-08 Jon L. Fleming '75 LAS
2008-09 Deborah Tharnish '77 LAS (Nicholas)

2009-10 K. Dwayne Vande Krol '93 Bus (Lori)
2010-11 Ronald J. Hallenbeck, '71 Bus (Pamela)
2011-12 Craig R. Foss, '71 Engr (Barbara)
2012-13 Scott Stanzel, '95 LAS (Priscilla)

2013-14 David A. VanHorn '89 Engr, MS '90 (Diana)
2014-15 Thea "Ted" Oberlander, '77 (Allan)
2015-2016 Alan E. Krysan, '87 Ag/Bus (Terri)
2016-2017 Melanie J. Reichenberger '00 Engr (Karl)

Alumni Association Executive Directors/Presidents
(Title changed from executive director to president/CEO/publisher in 2000 and to Talbot Endowed President and CEO in 2015. College designations reflect current ISU colleges.)
1878 - 1893 Edgar W. Stanton '72 LAS*
1893 - 1920 Ward R. Jones, ’97 Engr*  
1921 - 1932 Harold D. Pride, ’17 Engr*
1932 - 1968 Wallace E. Barron, ’28 AgLS*
1968 - 1971 Robert L. Crom, ’50 Ag (Lucy)
1971 - 1979 Don F. Gustofson, ’55 LAS*
1979 - 1999 James A. Hopson, ’69 HS (Judy)
*
1999 - present Jeffery W. Johnson PhD '14 HS (Peggy)

Circle Chairs
2001-2004 Glen A. ('61 Ag, MS '63) and Mary Jo Mente
2004-2007 Roy ('57 Engr) and Sandra ('58 HS) Uelner
2008-2011 Sharon L. ('69 LAS) and David ('72 LAS) Juon
2011-2014 Carole ('71 LAS) and Roger ('69 AgLS) Custer

2014-2019 Choy C. ('85 DES, '88 MAR) and Connie S.K. Cher Leow

Honorary Circle Members
Janice and Jeffrey Breitman
Judy Hopson#
Janice Walter#
Patricia Yungclas#

* Deceased
# Spouses/partners of deceased who have been inducted into The Circle

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