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News Release

Date: 10/13/08

Detweiler named chair of ATSU Board

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Peter W. Detweiler was named chair of the ATSU Board of Trustees at its October meeting.

Detweiler has served on the board since 1998 and has acted as chair of the finance committee since 2003.

“I am extremely pleased that Pete now leads ATSU’s board,” said ATSU President Jack Magruder. “He is a community leader and a leader to this University. With his guidance, both will continue to thrive.”

Chief executive officer of Alliant Bank for four years, Detweiler is treasurer of Kirksville Regional Economic Development Incorporated (K-REDI) and received the Center of Influence Award during a Freedom Celebration recognizing local National Guardsmen and their families.

“I am proud, honored, and humbled to be chosen as chair of ATSU’s board,” Detweiler said. “I consider ATSU board members and employees my friends and colleagues. My ambition is to look back a year from now and know this was the best year the University has ever had. I look forward to working with President Magruder and the board to accomplish that goal.”

Detweiler graduated from Northeast Missouri State University – now Truman State University – in 1981. In addition to his role at Alliant Bank, he is a member of Noon Rotary, the Kirksville Country Club, Shrine Club, Moose Club, and First United Methodist Church.

Pete has three children: Abby Collins, Ashley Detweiler, and Jesse Detweiler.


Founded in 1892 as the nation’s first college of osteopathic medicine, A.T. Still University provides graduate level education in whole person healthcare. Recognized internationally for its integrated approach, ATSU equips students with the knowledge, compassion, and hands-on experience needed to address the body, mind, and spirit. The University now comprises the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, the School of Health Management, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, the Arizona School of Health Sciences, the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, and the Postgraduate School of Osteopathic Clinical Research.