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The following are AAACE's Past Presidents and the year of his or her presidency.

  • 2014-2015, Jean Fleming
  • 2013-2014, Steve Schmidt
  • 2012-2013, Linda Morris
  • 2011-2012, Henry S. Merrill
  • 2010-2011, Clare Klunk
  • 2009-2010, Catherine Hansman
  • 2008-2009, Douglas H. Smith
  • 2007-2008, Amy D. Rose
  • 2006-2007, Grey Edwards, Jr.
  • 2005-2006, Marjean Buckner
  • 2004-2005, Marjean Buckner
  • 2003-2004, Fran Tracy-Mumford
  • 2002-2003, Fran Tracy-Mumford
  • 2001-2002, Linda Stacy
  • 2000-2001, Margaret Mims
  • 1999-2000, John Boulmetis
  • 1998-1999, Tom Kinney
  • 1997-1998, Lorilee Sandmann
  • 1996-1997, John Henschke
  • 1995-1996, Beverly Grissom
  • 1994-1995, Ellen M. Ironside
  • 1993-1994, Ken McCullough
  • 1992-1993, Peyton Hutchison
  • 1991-1992, W. Franklin Spikes
  • 1990-1991, William S. Griffith
  • 1989-1990, Jane Evanson
  • 1988-1989, Elaine K. Shelton
  • 1987-1988, Carroll A. Londoner
  • 1986-1987, Mary G. Williams
  • 1985-1986, Waynne B. James
  • 1984-1985, Alan B. Knox
  • 1983-1984, Don F. Seaman

In 1982, the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) was founded as the result of a merger between the National Association for Public and Continuing Adult Education (NAPCAE) and the Adult Education Association (AEA). 

  President, Adult Education Association, USA
President, National Association for Public Continuing and Adult Education
1982-1983
Gene C. Whaples Tom Ridlehuber
1981-1982 Wendell L. Smith James Miller
1980-1981 William W. Metcalfe John Ryan
1979-1980 Violet M. Malone
Robert Rupert
1978-1979
Donnie Dutton
Thomas Damon
1977-1978
Huey B. Long
Bobbie Walden
1976-1977
Rosalind K. Loring
Curtis Ulmer
1975-1976
James A. Farmer, Jr. 
Rose Mary Pattison
1974-1975
Betty Ward
James H. Fling
1973-1974
Jack C. Ferver
Monroe C. Neff
1972-1973
Edgar J. Boone
Judson P. Bradshaw
1971-1972 Alfred W. Storey
Frank Commander
1970-1971
Ray J. Ast, Jr.
Monroe C. Neff
1969-1970
George F. Asker
Raymond I. McCall
1968-1969
Gene S. Jensen
Clyde E. Weinhold
1967-1968
Hamilton Stillwell
Robert E. Finch
1966-1967
Wilson B. Thiede
Robert H. Coates
1965-1966
Thurman J. White
J. Richard Smith
1964-1965
John B. Holden
Elmer A. Mueller
1963-1964
Arthur P. Crabtree
Harrison G. Otis
1962-1963
Robert E. Sharer
Robert F. Schenz
1961-1962
Ambrose Caliver
Wilmer V. Bell
1960-1961 Abbott Kaplan
Sam E. Hand
1959-1960
Herbert C. Hunsaker
Carl E. Minich
1958-1959
Philip Klein
E.D. Goldman
1957-1958
Grace Stevenson
Howard Johnson
1956-1957
Elbert W. Burr
Everett Preston
1955-1956
Kenneth D. Benne
Ralph Crow
1954-1955
Paul L. Essert
R.J. Pulling
1953-1954
Paul H. Sheats
Loy B. LaSalle
1952-1953
Paul H. Durrie
Manfred Evans
1951-1952
Howard McClusky