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 and serves as chief business officer for the university. PNW serves 9,500 students, employs 1,200 faculty and staff and is supported by budgets totaling $153 million. Physical assets include facilities with over 2,000,000 square feet of space, properties totaling 741 acres with a combined value of $675 million.
Vice Chancellor Turner is responsible for budget planning, financial analysis, business support services, human resources, capital planning, project management, facilities operations and maintenance, procurement, public safety, regulatory compliance, property acquisitions and serves as PNW’s liaison with Purdue University system administrators and the Purdue Research Foundation in matters related to the duties listed above.
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.
Vice Chancellor Turner has been with Purdue University Northwest since 1998.
Turner has served extensively in leadership roles throughout Northwest Indiana. He currently serves as president of the South Coast Conservancy District Board of Directors, is a member of the NIPSCO Community Advisory Panel, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Multi Agency Academic Cooperative (MAAC) in Valparaiso.
Prior community leadership positions include serving as a board member for Northwest Health – La Porte Hospital, for Northwest Health – Porter Hospital, and for IU Health Surgicare Center. He served as a School Board Trustee for the School City of Hobart, was past president of the Porter County Salvation Army, a board member for Porter County United Way, a board member for Access La Porte County – (Municipal and County Public Television), a board member for La Porte County United Way, and was on the board of the Challenger Learning Center in Hammond.