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Roosevelt alumna Jennifer Turner (MPA ’12) was recently named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center after a competitive national search. Turner assumed her new role this month. In an article in The Tennessee Journal announcing her appointment, Tracy Kane, Tennessee Performing Arts Center Board Chair, said “[Jennifer’s] experience and expertise, as well as her vision for TPAC, makes her the ideal candidate for our new President and CEO.”

Turner was most recently the Executive Vice President and Managing Director for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. She was previously the Chief Operating Officer for the national historic landmark Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, during her time in Chicago.

Reflecting on her Roosevelt experience in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, Jennifer stated, “Roosevelt University’s MPA program allowed me the opportunity to work on my degree while working full time. The professors are top notch and have real experience in the field. I learned so much from my professors but also from my colleagues in the program. And having health and political science students in my classes allowed me to expand my knowledge beyond the nonprofit sector. “

For information about Roosevelt’s Master of Public Administration degree, contact Prof. Anna Marie Schuh at aschuh@roosevelt.edu.

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