Foundersday working

Founders’ Day is Arizona State University’s signature event in recognition of the university founders, leaders of the effort to create an institution that has become the nation’s largest public research university and holds the unique distinction of being ranked No. 1 in innovation for three consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Founders’ Day showcases ASU faculty, alumni and philanthropists who embody the pioneering spirit of those who helped establish the university, and exemplify how the university continues to evolve into a New American University, an educational institution that advances research, champions discovery of public value and assumes fundamental responsibility for the communities it serves.


6 p.m. Reception

7 p.m. Dinner and awards ceremony


The Arizona Biltmore, MacArthur Ballroom
2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85016

Complimentary valet service offered in front of McArthur Ballroom or complimentary self-parking available in the parking structure at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa.


Business Professional or Business Formal. ASU Maroon and Gold encouraged.

Award Recipients:

Nancy Gonzales, PhD

Faculty Research Achievement Award

Gerald Heydt, PhD

Faculty Service Achievement Award 

Ariel D. Anbar, PhD 

Faculty Teaching Achievement Award 

Robert E. Page Jr., PhD

James W. Creasman Award of Excellence 

Sambo “Bo” Dul

Young Alumni Achievement Award 

Missy M. Farr-Kaye

Alumni Achievement Award 

The Fulton family

Philanthropist of the Year Award
Presented by the ASU Foundation For a New American University  

Internationally acclaimed authorities in their fields, members of the Arizona State University leadership team continue to redefine higher education and the critical role it plays in our global future. Guiding the university’s vision is Michael M. Crow, who has earned worldwide recognition for his transformative leadership from such news journals as Time magazine, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor and more.

Arizona Board of Regents

The Arizona Board of Regents is a 12-member board created under the Arizona Constitution as the governing body for the State of Arizona's public university system, which includes Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona.

University provost and deans

University Administration

Business and Finance

Morgan R. Olsen

Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Cultural Affairs

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack

Vice President of Cultural Affairs, Executive Dir. of ASU Gammage

Enterprise Marketing

Daniel Dillon

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

General Counsel

José Cárdenas

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Government and Community Engagement

Matt Salmon

Vice President of Government Affairs

Human Resources

Kevin J. Salcido

Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Knowledge Enterprise Development

Sethuraman Panchanathan

Executive Vice President and Chief Research and Innovation Officer

Secretary of the University

Christine K. Wilkinson

Senior Vice President President, ASU Alumni Association

University Affairs

Jim O'Brien

Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, Office of the President

University Athletics

Ray Anderson

Athletic Director and Vice President

University Technology Office

Lev Gonick

Chief Information Officer