LINCOLN – The Nebraska State College System (NSCS) Board of Trustees Chair, Gary Bieganski, has announced the completion of the negotiation process and entered a contract with Paul D. Turman, Ph.D. to be the next Chancellor of the Nebraska State College System.
“I am very pleased that the Board of Trustees have placed their faith in my ability to guide the Nebraska State College System in the years to come. This January I look forward to working with the Board, college presidents, and the staff to continue the great work that is underway to provide postsecondary opportunities that can drive the workforce needs for Nebraska,” said Chancellor-Designate Paul D. Turman, Ph.D. “Additionally, I'm excited about working with leadership across the many education sectors to maintain and further expand the partnerships needed to meet the evolving educational attainment needs for the state.”
“Our goal was to find the next leader of the State College System who could build upon the strong foundation Chancellor Carpenter put in place,” said Bieganski. “Dr. Turman is that leader, and I have great confidence in his leadership qualities and commitment to the State Colleges’ continued success.”
On Oct. 1, the Board of Trustees unanimously selected Turman to be the next Chancellor of the NSCS. Turman will succeed Chancellor Stan Carpenter, who announced his plans to retire last May. Carpenter’s last day will be Jan. 2, 2019. Turman will begin Jan. 2, 2019, and his annual salary will be $270,000.
Turman is the System Vice President for Academic Affairs for the South Dakota Board of Regents. He provides leadership for the academic and research functions of the South Dakota Regental system by managing system initiatives targeted at improving student preparation, progression, and completion through efforts to improve time to degree, increase affordability and foster collaborate programs.