Western Literature Association Presidents 1966 to Present

 

WLA leaders who have served as presidents of the organization and have hosted the annual conference.

Emily Lutenski—2018, St. Louis, MO

Michael K. Johnson

Michael K. Johnson—2018, St. Louis, MO

Florence Amamoto, 2017—Minneapolis, MN

Florence Amamoto—2017, Minneapolis, MN

Sue Maher—2017, Minneapolis, MN

 

Linda Karell, 2016— Montana State University

Linda Karell—2016, Big Sky, Montana

Susan Bernardin, 2015 Reno, Nevada

Susan Bernardin—2015, Reno, Nevada

David Fenimore, 2015 — Reno, Nevada

David Fenimore—2015, Reno, Nevada

Laurie Ricou, 2014 — Victoria, BC, Canada

Laurie Ricou—2014, Victoria, BC, Canada

Anne Kaufman—2014, Victoria, BC, Canada

Anne Kaufman—2014, Victoria, BC, Canada

Richard Hutson, 2013 — Berkeley, California

Richard Hutson—2013, Berkeley, California

 

Sara Spurgeon—2012, Lubbock, Texas

Sara Spurgeon—2012, Lubbock, Texas

Nancy Cook—2011, Missoula, Montana

Nancy Cook—2011, Missoula, Montana

Bonney MacDonald, 2011 — Missoula, MontanaBonney MacDonald, 2011 — Missoula, Montana

Gioia Woods, 2010 — Prescott, Arizona

Gioia Woods, 2010 — Prescott, Arizona

David Cremean, 2009 — Spearfish, South Dakota

David Cremean, 2009 — Spearfish, South Dakota

Karen Ramirez, 2008 — Boulder, Colorado

Karen Ramirez, 2008 — Boulder, Colorado

Nic Witschi, 2008 — Boulder, Colorado

Nic Witschi, 2008 — Boulder, Colorado

Ann Putnam, 2007 — Tacoma, Washington

Ann Putnam, 2007 — Tacoma, Washington

Tara Penry 2006 — Boise, Idaho

William Handley, 2005 — Los Angeles, California

William Handley, 2005 — Los Angeles, California

Susan Kollin, 2004 — Big Sky, MontanaSusan Kollin, 2004 — Big Sky, Montana Krista Comer, 2003 Houston, TexasKrista Comer, 2003 — Houston, Texas Judy Nolte Temple, 2002 — Tucson, ArizonaJudy Nolte Temple, 2002 — Tucson, Arizona  Susan Naramore Maher, 2001 — Omaha, NebraskaSusan Naramore Maher, 2001 — Omaha, Nebraska
Robert Murray Davis, 2000 — Norman, Oklahoma

Robert Murray Davis, 2000 — Norman, Oklahoma

Michael Kowalewski, 1999 — Sacramento, California

Michael Kowalewski, 1999 — Sacramento, California

Robert Thacker, 1998 — Banff, Alberta, Canada

Robert Thacker, 1998 — Banff, Alberta, Canada

Gary Scharnhorst, 1997 — Albuquerque, New MexicoGary Scharnhorst, 1997 — Albuquerque, New Mexico
Susanne K. George Bloomfield, 1996 — Lincoln, NebraskaSusanne K. George Bloomfield, 1996 — Lincoln, Nebraska Laurie Ricou, 1995 — Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaLaurie Ricou, 1995 — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Stephen Tatum, 1994 — Salt Lake City, UtahStephen Tatum, 1994 — Salt Lake City, Utah  Diane Quantic, 1993 — Wichita, KansasDiane Quantic, 1993 — Wichita, Kansas
Joseph Flora, 1992 — Reno, Nevada

Joseph Flora, 1992 — Reno, Nevada

James Work, 1991 — Estes Park, Colorado

James Work, 1991 — Estes Park, Colorado

Lawrence Clayton, 1990 — Denton, TexasLawrence Clayton, 1990 — Denton, Texas Barbara Meldrum, 1989 — Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Barbara Meldrum, 1989 — Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Glen Love, 1988 — Eugene, OregonGlen Love, 1988 — Eugene, Oregon Susan J. Rosowski, 1987 — Lincoln, NebraskaSusan J. Rosowski, 1987 — Lincoln, Nebraska Tom Pilkington[pictured in the middle, receiving award], 1986 — Durango, ColoradoTom Pilkington[pictured in the middle, receiving award], 1986 — Durango, Colorado Gerald Haslam, 1985 — Fort Worth, TexasGerald Haslam, 1985 — Fort Worth, Texas
Ann Ronald, 1984 — Reno, NevadaAnn Ronald, 1984 — Reno, Nevada  George Day, 1983 — St. Paul, MinnesotaGeorge Day, 1983 — St. Paul, Minnesota Martin Bucco, 1982 — Denver, Colorado

Martin Bucco, 1982 — Denver, Colorado

James Maguire, 1981 — Boise, IdahoJames Maguire, 1981 — Boise, Idaho
Helen Stauffer, 1980 — St. Louis, MissouriHelen Stauffer, 1980 — St. Louis, Missouri Bernice Slote, 1980 — University of Nebraska, LincolnBernice Slote, 1980 — University of Nebraska, Lincoln (courtesy University of Nebraska, Lincoln Archives) Richard Etulain, 1979 — Albuquerque, New MexicoRichard Etulain, 1979 — Albuquerque, New Mexico Mary Washington, 1978 — Park City, UtahMary Washington, 1978 — Park City, Utah
Arthur Huseboe, 1977 — Sioux Falls, South DakotaArthur Huseboe, 1977 — Sioux Falls, South Dakota Lawrence L. Lee, 1976 — Bellingham, WashingtonLawrence L. Lee, 1976 — Bellingham, Washington Maynard Fox 1982Maynard Fox, 1975 —Durango, Colorado John S. Bullen, 1974 — Sonoma, CaliforniaJohn S. Bullen, 1974 — Sonoma, California
Max Westbrook, 1973 — Austin, TexasMax Westbrook, 1973 — Austin, Texas Thomas J. Lyon, 1972 — Jackson Hole, WyomingThomas J. Lyon, 1972 — Jackson Hole, Wyoming  

John R. Milton, 1971 — Red Cloud, NebraskaJohn R. Milton, 1971 — Red Cloud, Nebraska

Don D. Walker, 1970 — Sun Valley, IdahoDon D. Walker, 1970 — Sun Valley, Idaho
Morton L. Ross, 1969 — Provo, UtahMorton L. Ross, 1969 — Provo, Utah Jim L. Fife, 1968 — Colorado Springs, ColoradoJim L. Fife, 1968 — Colorado Springs, CO

Delbert Wylder, 1967 — Albuquerque, NM

Delbert Wylder, 1967 — Albuquerque, NM

C. L. Sonnichsen, 1966 — Salt Lake City, Utah

C. L. Sonnichsen, 1966 — Salt Lake City, Utah

 

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