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Officers of the KPA
Keele Research Association / Keele Postgraduate Association
The KRA was founded in 1961 and moved from its original common room on the second floor of Keele Hall to the cellar of Keele Hall ("the Gun Room") and finally as the KPA in its own Clubhouse ("the Kipper") by Horwood in 1994.
It is not known for certain when the KRA was renamed the KPA. "I know for a fact at the end of Matthew Hockings' period it was still called the KRA (there is indeed a photograph of the oar ceremony taken at the end of Hockings period of them standing outside a sign that says Keele Research Association). I'm not sure when the name did change but I know it had by 2005. I swear I read somewhere it was Viae-Chancellor Janet Finch's idea to change the name, but I'm not certain." Ieuan "Joe" Smith (2015)
Committee terms as of 2018 run from July until June the following year, but in the late 1980s the terms were from March until March the following year. We are unsure on when this changed or whether there were different terms at other times.
|Known President, Chair, Vice-President, Secretary or Equivalents
|1961-62||Founding KRA President: Christopher Panton|
|1978-79||SEC MIke Baldock|
|1979-80||PRES/CH Tony Rowan|
|1985-86||PRES/CH Gareth J Morgan, SEC Stephen J Webb|
|1987-88||PRES/CH Brian Glover, SEC Richard Head|
|1988-89||PRES/CH Gillian Tester, SEC Peter Steyger|
|1989-90||PRES/CH Sarah Prosser, SEC Fiona Goodfellow|
|1990-91||PRES/CH Gordon Appleton, SEC Dave Harris|
|1991-92||Andrew Graham, Treasurer|
|1992-93||Andrew Graham, Chair|
|1993-94||PRES/CH Matthew Hocking, SEC Robert Rankin|
|KEELE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION RENAMED KEELE POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATION 1994|
|1994-95||PRES/CH Matthew Hocking, SEC Robert Rankin|
|1995-96||PRES/CH Ross English|
|1996-97||PRES/CH Tim Murithi|
|1997-98||PRES/CH Terry O'Neill, SEC Vicky Weise|
|1998-99||PRES/CH Matt Woods, SEC Rob Summers TRE Craig Boote|
|1999-00||PRES/CH Kathryn Hague, SEC Matt Woods, TRE Stuart Clark|
|2000-01||PRES/CH Jamie Cartwright|
|2001-02||PRES/CH Dave Meredith|
|2002-03||PRES/CH Dave Collins|
|2003-04||PRES/CH Lucy Michael/Kathryn Hague|
|2004-05||PRES/CH Ed Collins|
|2005-06||PRES/CH Michelle Stewart, David Thurkettle, SEC David Thurkettle/Linda J Thompson|
|2006-07||PRES/CH Ian Dublon, SEC Lucinda J Thompson|
|2007-08||PRES/CH Rohee Dasgupta, SEC Anne McGuer|
|2008-09||PRES/CH Lauren Fuzi, SEC Juliet Yates|
|2009-10||PRES/CH Lyndsey Ni Chonaill (O'Connell), SEC Adam Sincock|
|2010-11||PRES/CH Tim Hinchcliffe, SEC Oankar Birdi|
|2011-12||PRES/CH Oliver Wakefield/Andy Irwin, SEC Lisa Ironside|
|2012-13||PRES/CH Andy Irwin, SEC Ian Mahoney|
|2013-14||PRES/CH Lisa Ironside|
|2014-15||PRES/CH Jon Granger, SEC Nicola Edwards|
|2015-16||PRES Jon Granger, VP Adam Hughes|
|2016-17||PRES Rob Meredith, VP Ieuan "Joe" Smith|
|2017-18||PRES Ieuan "Joe" Smith, VP George Blake|
|2018-19||PRES George Blake, VP John Wootton|
Left: An heirloom in the KPA Clubhouse. The trunk of the Founding Principal of the University College of North Staffordshire.
Read more about KPA History and Traditions: including another heirloom Henders' KPA Oar.
With thanks to Ieuan "Joe" Smith (2015), Vice-President 2015-2016 and President of the KPA 2016-2017, who researched and recaptured much of the history of the KPA and published a list with many more names of Previous Committees.
Corrections and additions invited - thank you to the many alumni who have helped to unravel, update, explain and complete our lists!