KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (Oct. 24, 2007) – Jack Magruder, Ed.D., was awarded the Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award on October 1 at the KOAA Luncheon and Assembly Meeting during the American Osteopathic Association Conference in San Diego, Calif.

Dr. Magruder became the 13th president of Truman State University on July 1, 1994, after serving 22 years as a Truman faculty member. Dr. Magruder currently serves on the ATSU Board of Trustees and is a past Board of Trustee for The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. He is the past president for the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, Council on Public Higher Education for Missouri, and Board of Directors of the Truman State University Foundation. Dr. Magruder is the past chair for the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education Committee on Transfer and Articulation and is the chair for the Blue Ribbon Panel for Accountability, Credibility, and Efficiency for the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. He is also past president and continuing member of the Science Teachers of Missouri.