- Bruce A. Aguilera - Vice President and General Counsel, Bellagio Hotel
- Michael T. Ainslie - Former Vice President, Sotheby's Europe
- Dr. Gilbert F. Amelio - Inventor and Entrepreneur
- A. Scott Anderson - President and CEO, Zions First National Bank
- John A. Balch - Former President of Royal Appliance Manufacturing
- J. Frank Bell, III - Chairman and CEO, Intellinet
- Arthur S. Bowes* - Industrialist
- W. Todd Bowling - President, Solutions-II, Inc.
- Chester M. Brown* - Former Chairman of the Board, Allied Chemical
- Lawrence Owen Brown - Entrepreneur, President and CEO, Owen Brown Enterprises
- Nolan Bushnell - Founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theater
- William M. Byrne - Entrepreneur, Author
- R. Don Cash - Chairman, President and CEO, Questar Corp.
- S. Truett Cathy - Founder/CEO, Chick-Fil-A
- W. E. Chope* - Former President, Industrial Nucleonics Corp.
- Randall Churchey - Chief Executive Officer, Education Realty Trust
- Edward N. Cole* - Former President, General Motors Corp.
- Dr. Stephen R. Covey* - Cofounder and Vice Chairman, FranklinCovey
- Thomas H. Davis* - Founder, Former President and CEO, Piedmont Airlines
- Robert H. Dedman, Jr. - President and CEO, Club Corp. International
- William H. Dial* - Founder, Sun Banks of Florida
- Jeffrey T. Dunn - Former COO and Sr. Vice President, Coca-Cola Americas
- R. Lamar Durrett - Former CEO, Air Canada
- Gordon E. Eubanks, Jr. - President, Oblix
- Ike Evans - President and COO, Union Pacific Corp.
- Joe T. Ford - Chairman of the Board/Director, ALLTEL Corporation
- David D. Greenberg - Former New York Mercantile Exchange Executive Committee Member / CEO Greenberg Capital LLC
- W. George Hairston III - CEO, Southern Nuclear
- Pete M. Hanna - Chairman and CEO, Hanna Steel
- Neal C. Hansen - Chairman and CEO, CSG Systems International, Inc.
- Lawrence Hariton - CFO, Universal Studios Home Video
- Tom Harken - Chairman and CEO, Tom Harken and Associates
- Lewis Hay III - CEO, FPL Group, Inc.
- Daniel T. Hendrix - President and CEO, Interface, Inc.
- Aaron Hendry - President, Hendry Corporation
- R. Craig Hoenshell* - Former Chairman and CEO, Avis, Inc.
- James P. Holden - Former President and CEO, Daimler-Chrysler Corporation
- J. R. Holland, Jr. - President and CEO, Unity Hunt
- Chad O. Holliday - Chairman and President, DuPont
- Edward S. Hyman, Jr. - Economist
- Hjalma Johnson - Former President, American Bankers Association
- Earl D. Johnson* - Former President, General Dynamics Corp.
- John E. Jones - Former Chairman and CEO, Cummins Allison, Inc.
- Gerald Kiser - CEO, La-Z-Boy, Inc.
- Ken Lowe - President and CEO, The E. W. Scripps Company
- Bill McCartney - Founder, Promise Keepers
- Graham K. McCorkle* - Former President, Illinois Bell Telephone Company
- Grant Macfarlane* - Attorney and Philanthropist
- Powell B. McHaney* - Former President, General American Life Insurance Company
- Stan L. McLelland - Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Valero Energy Corporation
- John F. McNair III - Chairman, Wachovia Bank
- James R. Moffett - Chairman and CEO, Freeport-McMohan Copper & Gold, Inc.
- F. Anderson Morse - Senior Vice President, PNC Financial Services Group
- Paul J. Orfalea - Founder, Kinko's
- E. Sanders Partee - President and CEO, ViewGate Networks
- Neal Patterson - Chairman of the Board, CEO and Co-Founder, Cerner Corporation
- Edward A. Pease - Sr. Vice President, Government Relations, Rolls-Royce North America, Inc.
- Jed Pitcher - CEO, Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Joseph Plumeri - Former Chairman and CEO, Primerica Financial Services
- David Porter - Corporate Vice President of Retail Stores
- Donald T. Regan* - Chairman, Merrill Lynch (retired) and Former White
- House Chief of Staff (Reagan administration)
- Donald W. Reynolds* - Media Magnate
- Rodger Riney - Founder and CEO, Scottrade
- Bernie Rosner - Holocaust Survivor, Author, Corporate Executive, Public Speaker
- Samuel K. Skinner - President, Commonwealth Edison; Former Secretary of Transportation and Chief of Staff under President George Bush
- Jack O. Snyder* - Former President, Sea World, Inc.
- John S. Stein - Chairman and CEO, Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc.
- Charles Sullivan - CEO, Interstate Bakeries
- Lee Talley* - Former Chairman of the Board, Coca-Cola Co.
- Jeff Taylor - Founder, Monster.com
- Ralph Terkowitz - Chief Technology Officer, Washington Post
- Michael Tokarz - Chairman and Portfolio Manager, MVC Capital
- Kevin Turner - COO, Microsoft
- L. Jack Van Fossen - Former President and CEO, Red Roof Inns
- Robert N. Wilson - Vice Chairman of the Board, Johnson & Johnson
- Quentin E. Wood - CEO and Chairman of the Board (retired), Quaker State Oil
- E. S. Woolard, Jr. - Former Chairman, E. I. Du Pont; Chairman, Telex Communications Corp.
- Charles J. Wyly, Jr. - Chairman, Michaels Stores
- Samuel E. Wyly - Vice Chairman, Michaels Stores
Pete Sessions - U.S. Congressman [R-TX]
A conservative community leader, United States Congressman Pete Sessions has combined hard work, innovative thinking, free-market solutions and common sense principles and values to build a successful family, business and congressional career. First elected in 1996, Congressman Sessions was re-elected in 1998, and 2000 by the people of Dallas and the Fifth Congressional District to represent them in the United States House of Representatives in Washington, DC. In the 2002 elections, Congressman Sessions was re-elected to a fourth term in the House in the newly created Thirty-Second Congressional District. As a member of the majority party in Congress, and a friend of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, Congressman Sessions has become a national leader on issues of great importance to the people of Texas.
Nicholas Lampson - U.S. Congressman [D-TX]
Beaumont, Texas native Nick Lampson was elected to represent the 9th Congressional District in 1996. The four-term Member of Congress serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he fights for federal highway construction and repair funds, and the improvement of Houston and Southeast Texas airport facilities. As a member of the Science Committee, Lampson is a strong advocate for the Johnson Space Center and the entire NASA manned space program. Prior to his tenure in Congress, Lampson, who earned his Bachelors Degree in Biology and Masters Degree in Education from Lamar University, served as the Jefferson County property tax assessor for nearly 20 years after he developed and taught a real estate management course at his alma mater.
W. Robert Pearson - Ambassador to Turkey
Ambassador W. Robert Pearson, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, has a broad background in European and security issues as well as wide management experience overseas and in Washington. The Senate confirmed Ambassador Pearson as Ambassador to Turkey on July 9, 2000, and he was sworn in on July 31, 2000. He officially assumed his position in Ankara on September 21, 2000. Ambassador Pearson was Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy to France from July 1997 to July 2000. He served twice at NATO, from 1993 to 1997 as Deputy Permanent Representative to the U.S. Mission during the Balkan crisis and NATO's enlargement, and from 1987 to 1990 on the international staff as Chair of NATO's Political Committee. From 1991 to 1993, he was the Executive Secretary of the Department of State. He served as Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (1985-1987). He served in Beijing, China as a political officer (1981 to 1983), was staff assistant in the East Asia and Pacific Affairs bureau, and began his Foreign Service career with a two-year assignment in Auckland, New Zealand (1976-1978). Ambassador Pearson served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1969 to 1973, and is a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School in 1968. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.
Jon Kyl - U.S. Senator [R-AZ]
Jon Kyl was elected to the U.S. Senate from Arizona in 1994 and re-elected in 2000, after having served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has distinguished himself as: a key member of the Senate leadership; a long standing expert on counterterrorism, defense and intelligence issues; an effective voice for Arizona in Washington; a concerned advocate of parental involvement in education and funding that reaches the classroom; a strong promoter of economic growth and opportunity through tax relief, and responsible spending policies; a persistent supporter of tough crime and drug laws, and a defender of the rights of crime victims; and a noted proponent of access to quality health care.
Doug Ducey - Arizona State Treasurer
Doug Ducey was elected to his first term as Arizona State Treasurer on November 2, 2010. He took office January 3, 2011 as Arizona’s 32nd State Treasurer. As Arizona’s Chief Banker and Investment Officer, Treasurer Ducey oversees more than $10.5 billion in state assets and serves as an investment manager for local governments. Treasurer Ducey also serves as the Chairman of Arizona’s State Board of Investment, and State Loan Commission. He also serves as the State’s Surveyor General and is a member of the State Land Selection Board. Doug Ducey was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, but attended Arizona State University in 1987. Upon graduation, he joined Procter & Gamble and began a career in sales and marketing. There he was trained in management, preparing him for his role as partner and CEO of Cold Stone Creamery. When he and his business partner sold the company in 2007, Cold Stone had grown from a local scoop shop to more than 1,400 locations in all 50 states and 10 countries. Doug then committed to an entrepreneurial pursuit in Scottsdale where he became the lead investor and Chairman of the Board for iMemories.
- Leslie C. Arends* - Former United States Congressman, Illinois
- Dick Armey - Former United States Representative, Texas
- Herbert H. Bateman* - Former United States Congressman, Virginia
- Marmaduke (Duke) Gresham Bayne* - Vice Admiral, U. S. Navy; Former Commander of U.S. Forces in the Middle East
- Tom Bevill - Former United States Representative, Alabama
- Brooks E. Blitch, III - Chief Judge, Superior Court of Georgia
- Charles A. Bowsher - Former Comptroller General of the United States
- Dr. Earl W. Brian, Jr. - Former Secretary, State of California Health and Welfare Agency
- Cavendish W. Cannon* - Former Diplomat, U.S. Foreign Service
- Melvin E. Carnahan* - Former Governor of Missouri
- John R. Carter - United States Representative, Texas
- A. B. Chandler* - Former Governor of Kentucky
- Earle C. Clements* - Former Governor of Kentucky
- Thad Cochran - United States Senator, Mississippi
- Bud Cramer - United States Representative, Alabama
- Charlie Crist - Governor of Florida
- Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr. - Former Counsel to President Ronald Reagan
- Harry S. Dent* - Former Special Counsel to the President
- Everett M. Dirksen* - Former United States Senator, Illinois
- Franklin S. Forsberg* - Former United States Ambassador to Sweden
- David Haight* - 1 of 12 Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; former mayor of Palo Alto, CA
- John V. Hendry - Chief Justice, Nebraska Supreme Court
- Roy D. Hickman* - Former President, Rotary International
- General Courtney Hodges* - Former U.S. Army Chief of Infantry
- Leo A. Hoegh* - Former Governor of Iowa
- John E. Horne* - Former Chairman, Federal Home Loan Bank Board
- Mario Jaramillo - Panama's Ambassador to The United States of America
- William N. LaForge - President, Federal Bar Association
- Laurence F. Lee* - Former President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Jack Lucas - Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
- David F. Maxwell* - Former President, American Bar Association
- Dr. John P. McGovern* - Doctor
- Stan L. McLelland - Former Ambassador to Jamaica
- John W. McNair, Jr. - Head Program/Budget Coordinator, Office of the Comptroller, Dept. of the Navy
- Clarence W. Meadows* - Former Governor of West Virginia
- Alan B. Mollohan - United States Representative, West Virginia
- Frank E. Moss* - Former United States Senator, Utah
- Edward A. Pease - Former United States Congressman, Indiana
- Donald T. Regan* - Former White House Chief of Staff (Reagan administration)
- C. Patrick Roberts - United States Senator, Kansas
- C. Wesley Roberts* - Former Chairman, Republican National Convention
- A. Willis Robertson* - Former United States Senator, Virginia
- Karl C. Rove - Chief political consultant, and chief of staff in charge of policy under President George Bush
- Dr. John C. Ruddock* - Medical Research
- General Richard Seitz - General (Ret.) United States Army
- Samuel K. Skinner - Former Secretary of Transportation and Chief of Staff under President George Bush
- John J. Sparkman* - Former United States Senator, Alabama
- Luther L. Terry* - Former Surgeon General of the United States
- J. Strom Thurmond* - Former United States Senator, South Carolina
- Dr. Malcolm C. Todd* - Former President, American Medical Association
- Elbert P. Tuttle* - Former General Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department
- Most. Rev. Bishop Henry St. George Tucker* - Bishop of the Episcopal Church
- James van Hoften - Space Shuttle Astronaut
- Milo J. Warner* - Former National Commander, American Legion
- Claude R. Wickard* - Former Secretary of Agriculture
- General Louis Wilson* (Retired) - Marine Corps Commandant, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
- Major Carl E. Wuertele - War Ace
W. Robert Pearson - Ambassador to Turkey
News, Art, and Entertainment
Rick Dees - Radio Personality
As host of Rick Dees Weekly Top Forty, Dees is heard on over 400 stations across the country and 70 countries worldwide. In addition, he is the immensely popular host of the Rick Dees Morning Show on KIIS/Los Angeles, where he has dominated radio since 1982. Rick Dees is the recipient of The People's Choice Award and has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a 1970 initiate of Pi Kappa Alpha at the University of North Carolina (Tau Chapter). His son is also a Pike initiate (Southern California, Gamma Eta '98).
Ted Koppel - Retired ABC's Nightline Anchor
and Managing Editor Ted Koppel (Syracuse, Alpha Chi '58) is a 37-year veteran of ABCNEWS. He was named anchor of Nightline when the broadcast was introduced in March 1980. Koppel has won every major broadcasting award, including 37 Emmy Awards, six George Foster Peabody Awards, 10 duPont-Columbia Awards, nine Overseas Press Club Awards, two George Polk Awards and two Sigma Delta Chi Awards - the highest honor bestowed for public service by the Society of Professional journalists.
Tim McGraw - Country Music Artist
A 1986 initiate of Eta Omicron Chapter at Louisiana-Monroe, Tim McGraw's achievements are as remarkable as they are numerous: nine albums spawning 25 #1 singles and selling 33 million copies, successful tours, and scores of awards including a 2001 CMA Entertainer of the Year nod, 2 Grammys and the 2004 People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Musical Performer. He was the headline act at the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Concert, and in November 2004 made his major motion picture acting debut in "Friday Night Lights". McGraw is a celebrity cabinet board member with the American Red Cross, and continues his involvement as an alum with Eta Omicron Chapter.
- David Nail - Country Music Artist
- Jimmie Baker* - Emmy Award winning director and producer retired from ABC
- Josh Bernstein - Discovery Channel host
- Brad Booker - Drummer, Stir
- Lowell Cauffiel - Best selling crime novelist
- Christopher "Chiz" Chisholm - President and CEO at Two Lights Entertainment, co-founder of E! Entertainment TV and marketing and convergence executive at Microsoft
- Richard L. Evans* - Former Editor & Producer, CPS Tabernacle Choir Program
- Kevin Gagnepain - Bassist, Stir
- Mason Gamble – Actor
- Joe Garvey - Lead Guitarist, Hinder
- Cody Hanson - Drummer, Hinder
- Alex Hawkins - Television Sports Personality
- Bob Losure - Former Anchor of CNN Headline News, Author
- Kenneth T. Ober* - Game Show Host
- Fess Parker* – Actor
- James Joseph "Jim" Parsons - television and film actor
- Jeremy Piven - Actor
- William Sanderson - Actor
- Josh Schwartz - Screenwriter and Television Producer, The O.C., Gossip Girls, Chuck
- William F. Shortz - Editor, New York Times Crossword Puzzle; Founder, American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
- Jon Stewart - Host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
- Scott Van Pelt - ESPN Anchor
- Eric A. Stonestreet - Professional Actor; won the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Cameron Tucker in Modern Family
- Robert L. Ward - Senior Vice President and Creative Director, Universal Studios
- Matt Winer - Anchor, SportsCenter on ESPN
- Craig Morgan - Country music singer
- Morgan Woodward - Actor
- Dean W. Young - Co-creator, Dagwood & Blondie Comic
- Ned Luke - Actor and voice of Michael De Santa from Grand Theft Auto V
Bobby Bowden - Retired Head Football Coach, Florida State
Coach Bowden has been coaching football at Florida State University since 1976 and has led the Seminoles to a National title twice (1993, 1999), second place twice (1987, 92), third, four times (1988, 89, 97, 99), fourth, five times (1990, 91, 94, 95, 96) and fifth in 2000. No team in college football history can match the run. Bobby Bowden was initiated into Pi Kappa Alpha's Alpha Pi Chapter at Samford University in 1949. He served as chapter president in 1954 and has supported Pi Kappa Alpha ever since.
Bob Bowman (Florida State, Delta Lambda '85) - CEO, North Baltimore Aquatic Club; coached swimmer Michael Phelps to 8 Gold medals in the 2008 Olympics. Bowman served as the Head Coach of California's Napa Valley Swim Team where he coached 1996 Olympian Eric Wunderlich and World University Games Champion Ian Mull. He has also been the Head Coach of the Birmingham Swim League, Senior Assistant Coach of the Las Vegas Gold Swim Team and Head Age Group Coach of the Cincinnati Pepsi Marlins. Coach Bowman is an ASCA Certified Level 5 Coach. He pursued a collegiate coaching career at the University of Michigan for four years after the Athens Olympic and returned to the North Baltimore Aquatic Club to become the Head Coach and CEO in 2008. He has gained experience as an assistant to four Olympic Coaches, himself being an assistant Olympic Coach in 2004 & 2008.
Matt Doherty - Head Basketball Coach, Southern Methodist University
Matt Doherty is the 16th head coach in SMU history. Previously, he coached at Florida Atlantic, North Carolina, Notre Dame, and Davidson College. His record boasts eight NCAA Tournament berths, seven conference titles, a Final Four appearance and the 2001 Associated Press National Coach of the Year award. Doherty has also served as a sports analyst for ESPN, CSTV and C-SET (Carolinas Sports Entertainment Television), and worked as a scout for the NBA's New York Knicks. He was initiated into the bonds at Beta Zeta Chapter (SMU) in 2006.
Horace Grant - Professional Basketball Player
Horace Grant (Clemson, Eta Alpha '91) is best known for his work with the Chicago Bulls organization where he won three NBA championships (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93). He was also a member of the 2000-01 champion L.A. Lakers team. At the 1991 Pi Kappa Alpha Officers Leadership Academy, Grant addressed an audience and spoke of how the Bull's formula for success can be used within the Fraternity - "We came together as a team. With a fraternity, we are a team. When everyone has the same focus the sky is the limit," Grant said.
Hubert Green - Professional Golfer
A 1965 initiate of Delta Lambda Chapter (Florida State), Hubert Green is a well-known professional golfer. He turned professional in 1970 and has since won 19 PGA victories and 4 Champions Tour victories. Green has been active in golf coarse design, working with Fuzzy Zoeller on the TPC at Southwind, venue for the PGA Tour's FedEx St. Jude Classic and assisted in designing Greystone GC in Birmingham with Bob Cupp - site of the Bruno's Memorial Classic.
Todd Hays - 2002 U. S. Olympian
Pi Kappa Alpha alumnus Todd Hays (Tulsa, Gamma Upsilon '90) drove a United States four-man bobsled into American Olympic history in 2002 when the team won a silver medal, the country's highest finish ever and first Olympic medal in the sport in 46 years.
- Kent Bazemore - Pro Basketball Player, Golden State Warriors
- Lance Alworth - Pro Football Hall of Fame
- Jamie Asher - Professional Football Player, Philadelphia Eagles
- Randy Bartz - 1994 U.S. Olympian, Silver Medalist, Short Track Speed Skating Relay
- Trevino Betty - 2000 Canadian Olympian, Sprinter
- Pat Bowlen - Owner, Denver Broncos
- Chad Clifton - Offensive Tackle, Green Bay Packers
- Jason Collier* - Forward, Atlanta Hawks
- Dustin Colquitt - NFL Player, Kansas City Chiefs
- Jeff Feagles - NFL Player, New York Giants
- Wesley E. Fesler* - Former Head Football Coach, Ohio State
- Gus Frerotte - Quarterback, St. Louis Rams
- Breaux Greer - 2000 U.S. Olympian, Javelin
- Bill Guthridge - Retired Head Basketball Coach, University of North Carolina
- Matt Hansen - PGA Golfer
- Fred Hoiberg - Pro Basketball Player, Minnesota Timberwolves
- Jeff Ireland - General Manager, Miami Dolphins
- Dan Issel - Former Head Coach and General Manager, NBA's Denver Nuggets; Professional Basketball Hall of Fame
- Garth Jax - Former Pro Football, Arizona Cardinals
- Travis Knight - Pro Basketball Player, Los Angeles Lakers
- Jeff MacMunn - 1996, 2000 and 2004 Paralympian – USA Volleyball Team, Eastern Illinois University
- Bill McCartney - Former Head Football Coach, University of Colorado; Founder of Promise Keepers
- William H. Moos - Athletic Director, Washington State University
- Dick Motta - Former NBA Coach, Dallas Mavericks
- Chris Myers - NFL Player, Denver Broncos
- Lonnie Nielsen - PGA Golfer
- George Nissen - Inventor of the trampoline; the Nissen Award is given annually to the top collegiate gymnast
- Kyle Orton - NFL Quarterback, Chicago Bears
- Steve Prefontaine* - Former World Class Runner, National Track and Field Hall of Fame
- Bob Pruett - Head Football Coach, Marshall University
- Joel Rodriguez - NFL Player, Tennessee Titans
- Howard Schnellenberger - Head Football Coach, Florida Atlantic University
- Frank Sinkwich* - Heisman Trophy Winner, University of Georgia
- Kevin Stallings - Head Basketball Coach, Vanderbilt University
- Gene Stephenson - Head Baseball Coach, Wichita State University
- Dabo Sweeney - Head Football Coach, Clemson University
- Gino Torretta - Heisman Trophy Winner, University of Miami; College Football Hall of Fame
- Mike Trigg - Head Coach, The Rampage Arena Football Team
- Esera Tuaolo - NFL Player
- Craig Veasey - Former NFL Player, Houston Oilers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins
- Jake Voskuhl - Center, Phoenix Suns
- Pappy Waldorf* - Coach, University of California; National Football Hall of Fame
- Randall Whitehead - Miami University Cradel of Coaches Hall of Fame
- Matt Whiteside - Professional Baseball Player, San Diego Padres
- Woody Widenhofer - Former Head Football Coach, Vanderbilt University
- Eric Winston - NFL Player, Houston Texans
- Larry Zimmer - Elected into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
Kenneth T. Jackson - Jacques Barzun Professor of History and the Social Sciences-Columbia University, Editor-in-Chief of The Encyclopedia of New York City
Kenneth T. Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor of History and the Social Sciences, specializes in American social and urban history. He received his B.A. from the University of Memphis in 1961 and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1966. His publications include The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915 to 1930 (1967), Cities in American History (1972), Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (1985), Silent Cities: The Evolution of the American Cemetery, with Camilo Vergara (1990), and, as editor The Encyclopedia of New York City (1995). He is presently working on two books to be entitled Gentlemen's Agreement: Race, Class, and Differential Development in Newark, White Plains, and Darien, 1840 to 1990 and The Road to Hell: Transportation Policy and the Decline of the United States.
Dr. Samuel H. Smith - President Emeritus, Washington State University
Dr. Samuel H. Smith has enjoyed a distinguished career in higher education, first at the University of California, Berkeley, then at Pennsylvania State University. He served 15 years (July 1, 1985 - June 8, 2000) as president of Washington State University. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Western Governors University, the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Talaris Research Institute. His background includes serving as chair of the Executive Committee of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. He became active in the NCAA when he was elected as the Division I representative to the Presidents Commission. He later was elected chair of that commission and then was elected chair of the Executive Committee, the NCAAs newly formed primary governing body, and served in that capacity until completion of his term.
E. Gordon Gee - President, The Ohio State University
One of the most experienced chief executives in higher education, Gordon Gee previously served as chancellor of Vanderbilt University (2000-2007), president of Brown University, the University of Colorado, and West Virginia University. He also previously served The Ohio State University from 1990-1997, and in July of 2007 was selected as its president. A joint degree recipient in law and education from Columbia University, he completed a federal judicial clerkship, after which he served as an Assistant Dean for the University of Utah College of Law. After holding this position, Gee served as a Judicial Fellow and Senior Staff Assistant for United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger. He then became Associate Dean and Professor at J. Reuben Clark Law School of Brigham Young University and next served as Dean at West Virginia University. Active in a number of professional and service organizations, Gee has been a Trustee for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation since 1995. He has carried out research on behalf of the Ford Foundation, the Guy Anderson Foundation, and the American Bar Foundation, among others. He is the co-author of six books, and the author of numerous papers and articles in fields relating to both law and education. The recipient of a number of awards and honors, he was a Mellon Fellow for the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies and a W.K. Kellogg Fellow. In 1994 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Utah, and in 1994 he received the same award from Teachers College, Columbia University.
- Joseph Ajello - Team Chief, Galileo UV Spectrometer Experiment/Jet Propulsion Lab
- Dr. Richard Blankenbecler - Professor Emeritus, Stanford, renowned work with Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
- Dr. Tom Bonner* - President, Wayne State University
- Gene C. Crume - President, Judson University
- John A. DiBiaggio - President, Tufts University
- Nick Dunagan - Chancellor, University of Tennessee-Martin
- Dr. Benjamin B. Graves* - Past President, Millsaps College and University of Alabama-Huntsville
- John R. Hargrave - President, East Central University
- Dr. Walter L. Harrison - President, University of Hartford
- Dr. James D. Hoskins* - Former President, University of Tennessee
- David L. Jorns - Former President, Eastern Illinois University
- Dr. Matthew A. Klein - Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Ferris State University
- William Mankin - Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research
- Thomas McGraw - Pulitzer Prize Winner
- Dr. Allen C. Meadors - President, University of Central Arkansas
- Wayne L. Morse* - Former Dean, University of Oregon
- Dr. William R. Nester* - Chancellor Emeritus, University of Nebraska-Kearney
- Dr. John Lloyd Newcomb* - Former President, University of Virginia
- Dr. J. Michael Ortiz - President, California Polytechnic State University - Pomona
- W. Taylor Reveley, Jr.* - Former President, Hampden-Sydney College
- Eldridge W. Roark, Jr.* - Former National President, Omicron Delta Kappa
- Cecil O. Samuelson - President, Brigham Young University
- Dr. Otis A. Singletary, Jr.* - Former President, University of Kentucky
- W. Christian Sizemore - Chancellor, William Jewel College
- Dr. Samuel H. Smith, President Emeritus, Washington State University
- Dr. Andrew A. Sorensen - Former President, The University of South Carolina
- Edwin B. Strong, Jr. - President, Culver-Stockton College
- William P. Tolley* - Former President and Chancellor, Syracuse University
- Gary Trennepohl - President, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa
- Michael Turner - President, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
- Robert F. Vagt - President, Davidson College
- Glen Weissenberger - Dean of DePaul University School of Law
- William H. Willimon - Dean of Chapel at Duke University and professor of theology; author