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UWA Administration

2016-2017 Officers


Dr. Ken Tucker


Dr. Tim Edwards

Vice President for Financial Affairs

Mr. Lawson Edmonds 

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Dr. Chris Thomason

Vice President for Student Affairs

Mr. Richard Hester

Director of Athletics

Mr. Stan Williamson

Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Mark Davis

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts   

Dr. Richard Schellhammer

Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dr. John McCall


Associate Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics   

Dr. Jeffrey Merida


Dean, College of Business

Dr. Wayne Bedford

Associate Dean, College of Business

Dr. Aliquippa Allen

Dean, College of Education

Dr. Jan Miller

Associate Dean, College of Education


Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Dr. B. J. Kimbrough

Chair, Division of Nursing

Dr. Mary Hanks

Executive Director, Division of Economic Development & Outreach    

Dr. Tina N. Jones

Director, Julia S. Tutwiler Library

Dr. Monroe C. Snider

University Presidential Timeline

2015 - present  

Dr. Ken Tucker


Mr. John G. Blackwell

2002 - 2014 

Dr. Richard D. Holland

1998 - 2002

Dr. Ed D. Roach

1994 - 1998

Dr. Donald C. Hines

1993 - 1994

Dr. James Bob Drake (Interim President)

1973 - 1993

Dr. Asa N. Green

1972 - 1973

Dr. Ralph M. Lyon (Acting President)

1963 - 1972

Dr. John E. Deloney

1954 - 1963

Dr. D. P. Culp

1944 - 1954

Dr. W. W. Hill

1 936 - 1944

Dr. N. F. Greenhill