Marian University's Fred S. Klipsch Educators College Dean Named U.S. Department of Education Midwest Committee Member

by Glendal Jones | Sep 06, 2023

Congratulations to LaTonya Turner, Ph.D., dean of the Klipsch Educators College, (KEC) as the U.S. Department of Education appointed her a member of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Midwest.

The U.S. Department of Education Secretary said Dr. Turner's exemplary qualifications and experience qualified her for membership as she will join a Regional Advisory Committee team of 25 representatives from Midwestern local education agencies, institutions of higher education, businesses, researchers, practicing educators, and other local school officials. She will serve immediately on the committee for at least six months. 

"I am extremely proud and honored to be appointed to the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) for the Midwest, partnering with colleagues in the education industry to identify the need for educational improvements, and make recommendations to benefit millions of students,” said Dr. Turner. 

Dr. Turner has been highly regarded and awarded recently. In June 2023 under her direction as dean of the Klipsch Educators College (KEC), the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), named Marian's program among the best in the nation for exemplary preparation of future elementary teachers in the Science of Reading, and the only school in Indiana with an A+ rating. 

In July 2023, Dr. Turner was also named an Impact Academy Fellow with the national non-profit organization Deans for Impact. (DFI) With that appointment, Dr. Turner joined a cohort of leaders chosen for their commitment to improving educator preparation.


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