Our Leadership

Richard M. Turner, III, DME, LHD

Principal

President Emeritus
Baltimore City Community College

Education

  • Doctor of Music Education (Music Education, Music History and Literature, Piano, Choral Conducting), Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University.
  • Master of Music Education (Piano), Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music), Fisk University

College Presidencies

  • Baltimore City Community College (Interim), Baltimore, MD
  • Wayne County Community College District (Interim), Detroit, MI
  • Nashville State Technical Institute (Now, Nashville State Technical Community College), Nashville, TN
  • Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
  • South Central Community College (Now, Gateway Community College), New Haven, CT

Other Leadership Positions

  • Executive Vice President, Wayne County Community College District, Detroit, MI
  • Provost/Campus Dean, Northwest Campus, Wayne County Community College District, MI
  • Dean of Faculty/Provost, Community College of Baltimore (Now, Baltimore City Community College), MD
  • Dean of Student Activities, Community College of Baltimore, MD
  • Associate Professor, Chairman of the Department of Music, and Director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Fisk University, Nashville, TN
  • Associate Professor, Chairman of the Department of Music, and Director of the Stillman College Choir, Tuscaloosa, AL

Representative Career Affiliations

  • Higher Education Representative, Maryland Corrections Training Commission
  • Connecticut Community Colleges Representative on the Standing Committee on Accreditation of the Connecticut Board of Governors of Higher Education
  • Board of Directors, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • President, New Haven (CT) Rotary Club
  • Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  • Founding Conductor, The Singing Presidents; later, The AACC Singers, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  • Board of Directors, League for Innovation in the Community College
  • Vice President, Southern Willamette Research Corridor (OR)
  • Eugene Chamber of Commerce
  • Eugene Joint Committee on Economic Diversification (JCED)
  • Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Partnership
  • International Education Commission, American Council on Education
  • Presidents' Institute, American Council on Education
  • Academic Deans' Institute, American Council on Education
  • National Council on Community Education
  • National Council for Cooperative Education
  • Board of Directors, National Folk Festival Association
  • Board of Directors and President, National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA) of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  • Convener, Presidents' Round Table, NCBAA
  • Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Nashville (TN) Council of Christians and Jews
  • Participant, Leadership Nashville
  • Consultant, Detroit Executive Service Corps
  • Board of Directors, Maryland Association of Community Colleges
  • Board of Directors, Michigan Association of Community Colleges
  • Board of Directors, Oregon Association of Community Colleges
  • Vice President, Alabama Conference, American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • Chairman, Maryland Council of Community College Academic Deans
  • Maryland State Chairman, Annual Music Alumni Fund Campaign, Indiana University Foundation