William C. Korfmacher, St. Louis University, 1950, 1952, 1955—1961, 1966*
Norman J. DeWitt, Washington University, 1951
Bruno Meinecke, University of Michigan, 1962—1965
Paul L. MacKendrick, University of Wisconsin, 1967—1969
Edward L. Bassett, University of Chicago, 1970—1972
Joseph M. Conant, Emory University, 1973
Arthur F. Stocker, University of Virginia, 1974-1985**
Herbert W. Benario, Emory University, 1986—1989, 1992—2001
Alexander G. McKay, McMaster University, 1990-1991
James M. May, St. Olaf College, 2002-2017***
David J. White, Baylor University, 2018-
*Korfmacher was President in 1952, and evidently presented the ovationes in that capacity. There were none in 1953 and 1954. For 1957, the following notation is recorded:
Ovationes pro consuetudine societatis collegis bene merentibus oblatae. (CJ 52, 255)
**In 1981, Stocker himself was honored with an ovatio, prepared by Edward E. Best, University of Georgia.
***In 2004 James May was awarded a special ovatio at the Plenary Session entitled "Celebration of the CAMWS Centennial". It was delivered by Christopher Craig of the University of Tennessee.