Posted at: 04/30/2013 5:00 PM
Updated at: 04/30/2013 5:11 PM

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Riverland Names Interim Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences

(ABC 6 News) - Riverland Community College has named J.C. Turner as the new interim Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The college says Turner has a strong background in media and electronic communications and multimedia technologies. He has a bachelor's degree in speech from Iowa State University as well as a master's degree and Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. He also served as an Associate Dean at St. Cloud State University from 2000 to 2009.

     "We are excited to have J.C. as part of our academic team," said Mary Davenport, interim vice president of academic and student affairs. "J.C.'s experience in teaching is important to growing strong faculty, while his experience within the four-year college environment will bring opportunities to enhance collaboration with our university partners."

Turner was hired by Riverland in October 2012 as the director of instructional technology and intellectual property. He continues these duties until June 30 and then will assume the interim dean position once Dean Jan Waller retires.

His main office will be at the Austin campus, but he will work closely with all faculty and staff at all three campus locations including Albert Lea and Owatonna.