Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Union Institute & University Appoints Dr. Carolyn Turner as Dean of Cincinnati Undergraduate Center

CINCINNATI - Dr. Carolyn Turner today was named Dean of Union Institute & University’s Cincinnati Undergraduate Center in Walnut Hills. Prior to her appointment, she served as assistant dean of the center.

Under Turner’s direction, UI&U will continue to cultivate strong relationships and collaborations with a number of local businesses and organizations. She will also develop special partnerships and articulation agreements with schools and local organizations as well as offer workshops, seminars, and presentations on social justice topics.

“I want to reach out to the thousands of adult learners who may not believe they have the time or flexibility to pursue their degrees and show them that UI&U is a viable option,” said Turner, who plans on doubling UI&U’s current undergraduate enrollment by next year, as part of Governor Strickland’s initiative on higher education.

Both Turner and her father, esteemed civil rights activist Dr. Bailey Turner, are graduates of UI&U’s doctoral program, and both live the UI&U mission and vision to be enlightened, engaged, and empowered to a lifetime of service.

“Dr. Turner has been a strong contributor and advocate for Cincinnati’s education community for several years, and brings time-honored experience and extensive contacts to augment UI&U’s undergraduate program,” said UI&U President, Dr. Roger H. Sublett. “I’m sure you’ll be hearing from Carolyn in the coming days as she works to spread the word about Union’s flexible and socially relevant degree completion programs.”

Turner replaces Dr. Dan Price, who served as Interim Dean of the Cincinnati Undergraduate Center for the last two years. Now the undergraduate center’s academic support director, Price oversees the center’s academic processes and procedures and serves as liaison to the adjunct faculty. Price will also provide leadership in developing articulation agreements and partnerships with other academic institutions and organizations.

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