John M. Turner Distinguished Chair in the Humanities

Established in 1992, this fund honors the contributions of John M. Turner Jr., Class of 1929, to his alma mater.

Dr. Turner served Lynchburg College forty-one years as a professor of English, dean of the College, and vice president for academic affairs from 1933 to 1974.

The funding for the chair was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and matched 3:1 by alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the College. Income from this fund provides salary support in professional development for distinguished members of the College faculty selected for a three-year term.