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(Neb)-Contract Signed, New State College Chancellor Starting Jan 2

By: John Axtell Posted at: 10/10/2018 08:12 AM
LINCOLN, Neb. - The details are now set for Paul Turman to become the next chancellor of the Nebraska State College System.

     The unanimous pick of the State College Trustees on Oct 1st, Turman has now signed a contract with a yearly salary of $270,000 effective January 2nd. That's the same day that Stan Carpenter will retire after 18 years as chancellor.

       Turman, system vice president for academic affairs for the South Dakota Board of Regents, says he's "very pleased" the trustees have placed their faith in his ability to guide the State College System in the years to come.

       He's also "excited about working with leadership across the many education sectors to maintain and further expand the partnerships needed to meet the evolving educational attainment needs for the state."

       Board chairman Gary Bieganski of Chadron says the goal was "to find the next leader of the State College System who could build upon the strong foundation Chancellor Carpenter put in place," and the board is convinced Turman is that leader.

      For himself, Bieganski says he has great confidence in Turman's leadership qualities and commitment to the continued success of Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State.
       Turman was selected from a group of 4 finalists including Nebraska State Senator, veterinarian, and college instructor John Kuehn.

       The other are Thomas Chesney, president of the Dallas-area Brookhaven  College, and Missouri Higher Education assistant commissioner for academic affairs Rusty Monhollon.
       Turman received his BS and master's degrees from South Dakota State University before earning a PhD in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

       He was a professor at Northern Iowa before returning home to work for the Board of Regents in 2006 as Director of Academic Assessment, became Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2008; Vice President for Research & Economic Development in 2012; and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2014.


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