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Campus in Brief: After 33 years with UM, Turner to retire

Thursday, September 16, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:10 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 12, 2008

After more than 33 years of service, Ronald Turner, executive vice president for the University of Missouri system, has announced he will retire at the end of the year.

“It has been a special privilege to serve the students, faculty and staff of the University of Missouri since the 1960s,” Turner said in a release.

Turner joined the system’s television office at the Columbia campus in 1965, and continued in distance education, holding several administrative and academic positions at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

He joined the UM system administration in 1985 as a special assistant to the president and was appointed executive vice president in 1998.

Turner has contributed to international educational development in Africa, Ireland and Latin America. He has directed the university’s exchange program with the University of Western Cape in South Africa since 1986 and is the first American to receive an honorary doctorate from a historically black South African university.

In an interview Tuesday, Turner, 62, said he plans to relax a little bit but stay engaged in international education.

System president Elson Floyd decided to eliminate the executive vice president position after Turner retires. Instead, the duties will be picked up Steve Lehmkuhle, senior vice president of academic affairs.


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