LaTonya M. Turner, Ph.D., has been appointed dean of the Fred S. Klipsch Educators College at Marian University (marian.edu) in Indianapolis. Turner makes history as the first African American dean in Marian University history.
As dean of Klipsch College, Turner will preside over academic and student support initiatives across all undergraduate and graduate programs. Additionally, Dr. Turner will serve as the liaison for the Klipsch College board of visitors, have the responsibility of maintaining accreditation, manage the expansion of the school, and serve on the President’s Cabinet, marian.edu reports.
“Our program is trending to be one of the most sought-after, diverse, and talented education programs in the nation. I see no reason why our current momentum would change. I am genuinely proud to be a contributor to Klipsch College’s accomplishments. I cannot put into words just how exceptionally grateful I am for the opportunity to serve Klipsch College through its next phase—a stage I know has the potential to reach unimaginable heights,” Turner said.
Dr. Turner joined Marian University in 2013 as the assistant director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership and has since served in various capacities.
“Dr. Turner’s critical leadership and pointed vision have driven the Klipsch Educators College to become a national model for colleges and universities. We are proud of Dr. Turner for the impact she has made in our community and look forward to her tremendous leadership as dean of the Klipsch College, as well as her service on the President’s Cabinet, for many years,” Marian University President Daniel J. Elsener said.