Ruth Truman

Title: (Retired) Administrator, Lecturer, Counselor, Writer
Location: Camarillo, California, United States

Ruth Truman, Retired Administrator, Lecturer, Counselor, and Writer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in educational administration.

As a student, Dr. Truman earned a Bachelor of Science from Taylor University in 1952. She started her educational career as a teacher in 1954, working for Atco Elementary School and later, Chatham High School. She realized that she enjoyed teaching older students, and when she returned to her studies, she planned to become a college educator. Dr. Truman earned a Master of Science from California State University in 1967, and became an instructor at Citrus College. She became the director of counseling at California Lutheran College in 1971, and returned again to her education in 1974. After earning a PhD in higher education from the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Truman served as the commencement speaker for the graduation ceremony.

Transitioning once again in her career, Dr. Truman worked as a consultant, lecturer, and writer, until she took a position as coordinator of the Cancer Management Network at the University of Southern California in 1983. Shortly, she rose to the position of director, and in 1986, she took on a new role as director of certification programs at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). In 1988, she became the director of extended education, eventually serving as the director of program services at CSUF before her retirement. Throughout her career, Dr. Truman has been recognized with several awards, including two appreciation awards from CSUF, in 1986 and 1993. As a further honor, she has been included in multiple editions of Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who in America.

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