1986: Betty Richardson, Faculty Member, Department of English Language and Literature
1987: Rosemarie Archangel, Faculty Member, Department of Health, Recreation, and Physical Education
1988: William Claudson, Faculty Member, Department of Music
1989: David Ault, Dean, School of Business
1990: Donald Strickland, Faculty Member, Department of Management, "Leadership as a Performing Art"
1991: Bradley Schmidt, Former Student Member, "Leadership for Today's Young Adults"
1992: Kurt R. Smith, Faculty Member, "On Being Alive"
1993: Eugene Redmond, Faculty Member, Department of English Language and Literature, "Wordworkings: Study, Struggle and Song"
1994: James Brown, Chancellor
1995: Nancy Belck, President, "Lending a Helping Hand"
1996: Andrea Spray, SIUE Graduate Fellowship winner and national winner, "Reacting Beyond the Grade"
1997: Ann Nalley, National Phi Kappa Phi President, "A Pattern of Excellence"
1998: David Werner, Chancellor, "SIUE and Phi Kappa Phi: Leaders for the New Millennium"
1999: Samuel Pearson, Professor Emeritus, Historical Studies, "What Happens to the Reader When the Book Becomes Hypertext?"
2000: David Sill, Acting Provost
2003: Kent Neely, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, "Loving Learning in Difficult Times"
2005: Terry Mathias, Phi Kappa Phi North-Central Region Vice President, "Phi Kappa Phi Today…and Tomorrow"
2007: Paul Ferguson, SIUE Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs "Having the Heart of an Apprentice"
2008: Steve Hansen, Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Dean. "Effort in Good Faith: Lessons from Kurt Vonnegut, Winston Churchill, and My Dog, Boo."
2009: John Danley, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences (Interim) and Professor of Philosophy. "Artisanship - Loving one's craft."
2011: Jeffry Harrison, SIUE Student Trustee, "Stories."
2012: Ed Sewell, Distinguished Research Professor, Mathematics and Statistics
2013: Aldemaro Romero, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
2014: Ron Schaefer, Director, International Affairs and Distinguished Research Professor
2015: Nasir Almasri, Student Body President, The Love of Learning and the Art of Teaching: Transforming Education in the 21st Century
2016: Julie Holt, Faculty Member, Department of Anthropology, Who ever said you can’t have it all?
Former Phi Kappa Phi Honors Convocation Speakers
1990: Rudy Wilson, Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
1991: Sid Denny, Professor, Anthropology
1992: Thomas F. Eagleton, Attorney, Thompson and Mitchell
1993: John Rider, Professor Mass Communications
1994: Johnetta Haley, Professor Emerita, Special Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
1995: Sharon Hahs, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
1996: Wayne Santoni, Professor, Historical Studies
1997: Allison Funk, Associate Professor, English Language and Literature
1998: Shirley Portwood, Professor, Historical Studies
1999: Stanford Levin, Professor, Economics
2000: Duane Stock, Professor of Finance, Director of the Division for Financial Affairs, University of Oklahoma
2001: Elizabeth Fonseca, Associate Professor, Foreign Languages and Literature
2003: Charles Berger, Professor, English Language and Literature
2004: Susan Thomas, Associate Professor, Psychology
2005: Donald Elliott, Professor, Economics and Finance
2006: Margaret Simons, Professor, Philosophy