James McLean at the University of Alabama starts EVALTALK, AEA's public listserv. In the announcement to members, it was noted that "EVALTALK was established to provide a vehicle for open discussion concerning evaluation issues. Although sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA), the list is open for use by anyone.
The link below is to the announcement to the AEA membership from 1995, archived in the AEA public eLibrary.
The link below is to an announcement http://comm.eval.org/EVAL/EVAL/Resources/ViewDocument/Default.aspx?DocumentKey=a37c0532-c8db-40f3-b79b-1cfd7ab1f822
January 1, 1988 Michael Quinn Patton takes office as President of the American Evaluation Association.
Michael is an internationally recognized independent consultant, facilitator, and author of numerous articles as well as some of the most recognized books in the field including: Utilization Focused Evaluation, Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods, and Developmental Evaluation.
Here he is in 2009 talking about the difference between formative, participatory and developmental evaluation. (From Inspiring Communities on YouTube)
January 1, 1986 Richard Light assumes office as President of the American Evaluation Association.
Dick is a Professor of Education at Harvard University whose work focuses on challenging problems in higher ed. He is the author of nine books on topics ranging for meta-analysis to making the most of the college experience.
Here Dick is at Georgetown in 2009 giving a little background on himself in preparation for a speech on assessment in higher education.