A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Names Craig Phelps President
KIRKSVILLE, Mo., Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The board of trustees of A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) has named Craig Phelps the university’s next president. Dr. Phelps, currently ATSU’s executive vice president for strategic initiatives and team physician for the Phoenix Suns (NBA) and Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), takes office July 1. He succeeds Dr. Jack Magruder, who has been president since 2008 and earlier this year announced his intention to retire.
A 1984 graduate of ATSU’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine at the university’s Missouri campus, Dr. Phelps joined the administration in 1998. He has played an integral role in several major projects, including the development of the Arizona campus and its three new graduate programs, the Arizona School of Health Sciences, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health and the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. Dr. Phelps has also been instrumental in the development, currently under way, of the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health, a new ATSU program.
Founded in 1892 and the country’s first osteopathic medical school, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) has grown into a comprehensive health education institution with campuses in Mesa, Az., and Kirksville, Mo. ATSU’s five graduate schools offer degrees in 14 healthcare disciplines, including medicine, dentistry, bioscience, public health, and physical and occupational therapy. In keeping with its nonprofit mission to care for those with little or no access to healthcare, ATSU trains students to work in rural, inner-city and other underserved communities, incorporating the philosophy of whole-person healthcare into the curriculum. For more information visit www.atsu.edu.
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