Turner KSU's final interviewee

By MELISSA ARNOLD State Journal Staff Writer Published:

Interim President Bill Turner will be the fourth and last presidential candidate to be interviewed by the KSU Board of Regents, beginning Wednesday.

Turner previously served as dean of arts and sciences at KSU from 1984 to 1985. Before coming to KSU he was president of Turner & Associates, "a consulting firm specializing in multicultural protocols, diversity training, crisis management and strategic planning for corporate and not-for-profit clients including the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Salvation Army, Sara Lee Companies, the Kellogg Foundation, Procter & Gamble and the Kenneth Kaunda Children of African Foundation," according to a press release from KSU.

Turner, a native of Harlan County, graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1968 and received his master's and doctoral degrees from Notre Dame.

According to the press release, he has held administrative and teaching posts at Fisk University, Howard University, Southern University, the University of Kentucky, Winston-Salem State University and KSU. Also, Turner was a research associate to Pulitzer prize-winning author Alex Haley (Roots) from 1979 to 1991. Turner held at Brandeis University the research professorship at the Heller School of Social Policy as well as held the Distinguished Professorship of Black and Appalachian studies at Berea College.

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