Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Westville: Schwarz Hall (SWRZ) 145
Hammond: Lawshe Hall (LAWS) 336
Stephen R. Turner is the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration at Purdue University Northwest. He serves as chief financial and administrative officer for the university. PNW serves 10,000 students, employs 1,500 faculty and staff, and is supported by budgets totaling $160 million. The campuses include 741 acres with physical assets valued at $675 million.
Vice Chancellor Turner is responsible for budget planning, financial analysis, business support services, human resources, capital planning, project management, facilities planning and operations, procurement, public safety, regulatory compliance, property acquisitions, and serves as the PNW’s liaison with the West Lafayette campus and Purdue Research Foundation in matters related to the duties listed above.
Vice Chancellor Turner has been with Purdue University since 1998
Turner earned an associate degree in mechanical engineering technology from Purdue Northwest, a baccalaureate degree in psychology from Indiana University Northwest, a master’s degree in education leadership from Western Michigan University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Purdue University – Krannert School of Management. He joined the university staff in 1998.
Turner has served extensively in leadership roles throughout Northwest Indiana. He currently serves on the South Coast Conservancy District Board of Directors as President, Board of Trustees for La Porte Hospital, NIPSCO Community Advisory Panel, and the Board of Directors for Porter Regional Hospital.
Previous community service includes School Board Trustee – School City of Hobart, Board of Directors, IU Health Lakeshore Surgicare Board of Managers, Porter County Salvation Army as President, Board of Directors – La Porte County Family YMCA, Board of Directors – Access La Porte County – (Municipal and County Public Television), Economic and Community Development Advisory Board – La Porte County Extension, Board of Directors for La Porte County United Way, and the Board of Directors for the Challenger Learning Center.
Turner is a member of various local and national professional associations. He and his wife, Jacki, are life-long Region residents, proud parents of three adult children, all of whom are PNW alums and take great pleasure in doing their best to spoil their seven grandchildren.