Past Presidents’ Awards

Chris Hill chair of the ASU Alumni Association Board of Directors and the National Alumni Council during the 2020-2021 fiscal year and currently serving as the past chair for the remainder of this fiscal year.

Chris Hill, ’86 BS, served as chair of the ASU Alumni Association Board of Directors and the National Alumni Council during the 2020–21 fiscal year and will serve as the past chairWhen a board member becomes the chair, the following year they transition to "past chair" and serve as a guide/mentor for the new chair. for the remainder of this fiscal year. During his term, he formed a committee of volunteer leaders to support the ASU Alumni Chapter led Tillman Honor Runs around the country.

Hill has served in numerous roles since joining the board in 2015 including being a part of the ASU Alumni Veterans Chapter and participating in the selection of scholarship award recipients and ASU Leadership Institute participants. He is a distinguished military graduate from ASU’s nationally ranked ROTC program and served in the Army as a medical service corps officer for 20 years. Hill subsequently served as CEO for several large health care organizations and is currently the senior managing director of Treadstone Management. 

Rick Dircks, ’82 BS, served as chair of the ASU Alumni Association Board of Directors and the National Alumni Council during the 2019-2020 fiscal year and then moved on to serve as the past chair for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

Rick Dircks, ’82 BS, served as chair of the ASU Alumni Association Board of Directors and the National Alumni Council during the 2019–20 fiscal year and then moved on to serve as the past chair for the 2020–21 fiscal year. During his term, he led the Founders’ Day Committee and significantly expanded the financial support and sponsorship commitments, increased attendance and overall visibility of the event.

Dircks is the executive vice president of Dircks Moving and Logistics and has more than three decades of experience in the moving industry, working in various sales and management positions throughout the Western United States. He is very involved in the community and, in addition to sitting on numerous boards, was named the Small Business Person of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and is a recipient of ASU’s Arizona Business Leadership Award. As a passionate Sun Devil, Dircks has been a longtime member of the ASU President’s Club and sponsor of Sun Devil Athletics.

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Morgan Harrison

Director of strategic communications , ASU Alumni Association

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