TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University will formally inaugurate the school's new president at a ceremony next month.
The university will hold an investiture ceremony for NSU President Steve Turner on October 4.
The ceremony will include remarks by Oklahoma higher education system Chancellor Glen Johnson, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and George Wickliffe, chief of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians.
Started in January
Turner began work as the university's president in January. Turner came to NSU from East Central University, in Ada, where he served as vice president for administration and finance and executive assistant to the president for governmental relations and economic development.
Turner succeeds previous NSU President Don Betz, who left the university to become the president of the University of Central Oklahoma, in Edmond.
The Regents were impressed with Dr. Turner's broad experience in finance, academics, and external affairs.”