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Cynthia Ross Selected for OSU Distinguished Alumni Award

Friday, August 8, 2014

Oklahoma State University College of Education alumna Cynthia (Cindy) Ross of Oklahoma City will be honored with the OSU Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award this fall. The award recognizes alumni who attain distinctive success in their field or profession, and perform outstanding service to their community. Ross is one of six recipients who will be honored on September 13 during a public reception at the ConocoPhillips Alumni Center.

Ross graduated from OSU with a bachelor’s degree in university studies in 1983, a master’s degree in higher education administration in 1986 and a doctorate in higher education administration in 1989.

Ross served in leadership positions in Oklahoma Higher Education throughout her career and recently retired as the president of Cameron University in Lawton, Okla. She was inducted to the OSU College of Education Hall of Fame in 2005. Her accolades also include induction into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. Ross has received the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara award, the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award, Medford High School Alumni of the Year award and has a state-of-the-art building named in her honor at Cameron.

To learn more about the OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2014 recipients, visit

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