Distinguished Alumnus 1994
Bob McDonald, a Norman attorney, was born in 1940 at Tipton. He graduated from Cameron in 1963 with an associate degree, and received a bachelor degree in 1965 and his juris doctorate in 1969 from the University of Oklahoma. His public service career has included serving as assistant district attorney for Tillman and Jackson Counties, Assistant Attorney General during three terms, counsel to Gov. George Nigh, executive director of the Oklahoma District Attorney's Council and Association, general counsel to the State Banking Commission and advocate general in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. He has been a college adjunct professor and lecturer in political science, history and law on the local and national level and a special lecturer on ethical and sensitivity issues. Under Gov. David Boren, he was appointed a special prosecutor to fight organized criminal activities and public corruption. He has provided leadership in establishing and promoting the Crime Victims Association and the Oklahoma Alliance for the Mental Ill and works in the mental health field as a professional advocate for children, youth, adults and older citizens in Oklahoma who suffer as victims of mental illness, alcohol and substance abuse and violent crime.