Robert A. Altenkirch

UAH President | OCT 31, 2011 - Present

"The vision and dream of UAH was fueled by the drive and foresight of the women and men whose rockets carried mankind into space, to the moon and beyond. We continue to be inspired by those that dared to dream beyond the unknown."

Robert A. Altenkirch was named president of The University of Alabama in Huntsville on September 21, 2011. Prior to this appointment, he served as president of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) for nine years. Full biography

Office of the President


Past Presidents

Dr. Benjamin Graves

Dr. Benjamin Graves

MAR 16, 1970 - AUG 31, 1978
Dr. John C. Wright

Dr. John C. Wright

SEP 1, 1978 - AUG 31, 1988
Dr. Louis Padulo

Dr. Louis Padulo

JUN 1, 1988 - AUG 22, 1990
Mr. Joseph C. Moquin

Mr. Joseph C. Moquin (Interim)

SEP 14, 1990 - JUL 14, 1991
Dr. Frank Franz

Dr. Frank Franz

JUL 15, 1991 - JUN 30, 2007
Dr. David B. Williams

Dr. David B. Williams

JUL 1, 2007 - MAR 31, 2011
Dr. Malcolm Portera

Dr. Malcolm Portera (Interim)

APR 1, 2011 - OCT 30, 2011