The Truman State University Board of Governors added three new members in the first half of 2016, including two alumni and a student representative.
Laura A. Crandall of St. Louis, Mo., is an internal medicine physician and is a shareholder and partner at ESSE Health – Belleville Internal Medicine in Belleville, Ill. Crandall earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in biology and Spanish from Truman in 1999 and received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004 from A.T. Still University. She is a preceptor for nursing practitioner students at the Barnes Goldfarb School of Nursing and is on the associate clinical faculty for ATSU. She received the Richard A. Pokriefka D.O. Memorial Medical Instructor Award as the outstanding clinical teaching faculty member of the year for 2010-11. Crandall was appointed to replace Matthew W. Potter for a term ending Jan. 1, 2019.
Jennifer Kopp Dameron of Kansas City, Mo., is the owner of JK Dameron Development LLC specializing in real estate development. Dameron earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance, from Truman in 1999 and earned her Juris Doctor in 2002 from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. She was a practicing attorney in both the public and private sector and was named Woman of the Year in 2007 by the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City. Dameron was appointed to replace Karen Haber for a term ending Jan. 1, 2020.
Carter Brooks Templeton of Kirksville was nominated as the student representative to the board. Templeton, a pre-law communication major, recently completed his freshman year at Truman. In addition to his academics, he is involved in Truman’s Student Government. He also works for the University conducting interviews and shooting and editing promotional videos. Templeton was appointed to replace Kelly Kochanski for a term ending Jan. 1, 2018.