Below are listed the presidents of the ACDA Midwestern Region and its predecessors, the Central and North Central Divisions/Regions, as well as the state from which they hailed at the time of their presidency. As shown below, the states had previously been combined as the Central Division/Region and was divided in 1981-1982, recombining in 2019-2020.

Midwestern Region presidents

  • 2020-2022 – Mary Evers (Indiana)

Central Region past presidents

  • 2019-2020 – Karyl Carlson (Illinois)
  • 2017-2019 – Mark Munson (Ohio)
  • 2015-2017 – Gayle Walker (Ohio)
  • 2013-2015 – R. Brett Goad (Illinois)
  • 2011-2013 – Tom Merrill (Ohio)
  • 2007-2011 – Mary Hopper (Illinois)
  • 2007-2009 – Pearl Shangkuan (Michigan)
  • 2005-2007 – Michael Schwartzkopf (Indiana)
  • 2004-2005 – Gordon Krauspe (Illinois)
  • 2003-2004 – Randi von Ellefson (Illinois)
  • 2001-2003 – Gordon Krauspe (Illinois)
  • 1999-2001 – Hilary Apfelstadt (Ohio)
  • 1997-1999 – Thomas Stauch (Illinois)
  • 1995-1997 – Charles Smith (Michigan)
  • 1993-1995 – Terry Lehman (Indiana)
  • 1991-1993 – Mary Alice Stollak (Michigan)
  • 1989-1991 – William Schnell (Illinois)
  • 1987-1989 – Ernest Hisey (Ohio)
  • 1985-1987 – Michael Wade (Indiana)
  • 1983-1985 – Robert Snyder (Illinois)
  • 1981-1983 – Mel Ivey (Michigan)

North Central Region past presidents

  • 2018-2020 – Rhonda Fuelberth (Nebraska)
  • 2016-2018 – Mary Kay Geston (Minnesota)
  • 2014-2016 – Bob Demaree (Wisconsin)
  • 2012-2014 – James B. Kinchen, Jr. (Wisconsin
  • 2010-2012 – Aimee Beckmann-Collier (Iowa)
  • 2008-2010 – Kevin Meidl (Wisconsin
  • 2006-2008 – Jo Ann Miller (North Dakota)
  • 2004-2006 – Gregory Carpenter (Wisconsin)
  • 2002-2004 – Robert Anderson (Iowa)
  • 2000-2002 – Robert Youngquist (Iowa)
  • 1998-2000 – Steven Boehlke (Minnesota)
  • 1996-1998 – Lauretta Graetz (Iowa)
  • 1994-1996 – Bruce W. Becker (Minnesota)
  • 1992-1994 – Gary Schwartzhoff (Wisconsin)
  • 1990-1992 – Kay Hartzell (Wisconsin)
  • 1988-1990 – Stephen Parker (South Dakota)
  • 1986-1988 -Thomas L. Janssen (Iowa)
  • 1984-1986 – Diana J. Leland (Minnesota)
  • 1982-1984 – Wayne Kivell (Minnesota)

Combined North Central Region past presidents

  • 1980-1982 – Charles Thomley (Wisconsin)
  • 1979-1980 – Maurice Casey (Ohio)
  • 1978-1979 – Robert Davis (Iowa)
  • 1977-1977 – John W. Williams (Ohio)
  • 1975-1977 – Karle J. Erickson (Wisconsin)
  • 1970-1975 – Philip H. Mark (Illinois)
  • 1969-1970 – Morris D. Hayes (Wisconsin)
  • 1967-1968 – R. Byron Geist (Ohio)
  • 1965-1967 – Donald G. Foltz (Wisconsin)
  • 1963-1965 – Robert McCowen (Iowa)