Northeastern State University to formally install new president

Northeastern State University will hold an investiture ceremony for university President Steve Turner next month. Turner began work as the university's president in January.
by Silas Allen Modified: September 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm •  Published: September 8, 2012

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.

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by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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The Regents were impressed with Dr. Turner's broad experience in finance, academics, and external affairs.”

Michael Mitchel

Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents chairman

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