ERIC M. TURNER
President, Lasell University
Turner was elected the 10th president of Lasell University in spring of 2023 and is the first African American to hold the title in the institution’s 172-year history. Turner’s extensive background in leadership roles includes prominent establishments like State Street, Mass State Lottery, and New England CEO Network as well as provost and chief academic officer at Lasell. Throughout his time at Lasell, Turner also served as vice president for graduate and professional studies, starting six new degree programs and serving as both the Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees and as a Lasell Village Trustee.
In 2013, Lasell conferred upon him the honorary title of Doctor of Humane Letters, and, in recognition of his leadership of the faculty as Provost, he was granted the honorary title of Professor of Business in 2020. Turner’s commitment to public service extends to his involvement in various boards and organizations. He attended Harvard University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in general management.