Brent Turner, executive director of campus life in Northwestern’s Division of Student Affairs, has been named a 2020 Diamond Honoree by ACPA College Student Educators International.
ACPA is an international student affairs association that transforms higher education by creating and sharing influential scholarship, shaping critically reflective practice and advocating for equitable and inclusive learning environments. The ACPA award recognizes Turner’s commitment to higher education through continued and significant influence on the quality of college students’ experience.
At Northwestern, he supervises the three departments of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership Development and Community Engagement and Student Organizations and Activities. Turner also is a co-founder of the LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Affinity Group.
Since 2003, Turner has assessed and reimagined higher education programs, services and campus traditions to pursue equity, cultivate vibrancy, increase satisfaction and reduce harm at several institutions.
“I strive to create conditions where students can get involved, discover their passions and put their values into action,” Turner said. “Student engagement can be a powerful gateway to integrated lifelong learning, friendship and affinity. And every student should have the opportunity to experience campus without barriers.”
Turner will be honored at the 2020 ACPA annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee in March.