steve turner

Stephen R. Turner
Vice Chancellor for Administration

Office:  Schwarz Hall 144
Phone:  (219) 785-5400

Vice Chancellor Turner has been with Purdue University North Central since 1998. He serves as chief financial and administrative officer. Responsibilities include:  budget planning and implementation, fiscal analysis and debt management, coordinating  community development and engagement efforts, information technology for academic and business units, human resources, strategic planning, facilities planning and capital investment, campus safety, regulatory compliance, property management and acquisition liaison between the University and Purdue Research Foundation.

Community Leadership, Service and Engagement


  • Board of Directors – President, South Coast Conservancy District
  • Community Advisory Panel – NIPSCO
  • Executive Committee – Northwest Indiana Business Round Table
  • Board of Managers – IU Health Lakeshore Surgicare
  • Board of Directors – Porter County United Way
  • Board of Directors – La Porte County Family YMCA
  • Board of Directors – Access La Porte County – (Municipal and County Public Television)
  • Economic and Community Development Advisory Board – La Porte County Extension

Previous Service

  • School Board Trustee – School City of Hobart (1st term appointed, 2nd term elected)
  • Board of Directors – Porter County Salvation Army, Past President
  • Distinguished Past President – Hobart Kiwanis


  • Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
  • Portage Chamber of Commerce
  • Duneland Chamber of Commerce
  • Westville Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of College and University Business Officials
    and many other professional associations


  • M.B.A., Purdue University, Krannert School of Management, 2003
  • M.A., Education Leadership, Western Michigan University, 1995
  • A.A.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology, Purdue University Calumet, 1989
  • B.A., Psychology, Indiana University Northwest 1984