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President-Elect Turner Named To List of Most Influential Business Leaders of Color

May 24, 2023

Charles River Chamber Business Leaders of Color Cover ImageLasell University President-Elect Eric M. Turner has been recognized as one of the region’s 50 Most Influential Business Leaders of Color by the Charles River Regional Chamber in collaboration with Colette Phillips Communications and Get Konnected. 

The list aims to shine a light on remarkable businesspeople of color and organizations that are making a difference in Greater Boston’s western suburbs. The list was released on Friday, May 19, and was shared online at and in a special printed publication.  

This is the second time Turner has been recognized by the Chamber, as he was also named to the organization's inaugural list in 2020. 

Eric Turner, Lasell's current provost,, will become the first African American president in Lasell’s 172-year history. He will succeed current Lasell President Michael B. Alexander, who will retire on June 30 after 16 years of leadership. 

President-Elect Turner first joined Lasell’s senior management team in 2017 as vice president of graduate and professional studies, and has previously served as an overseer, trustee at both the University and at Lasell Village, and as chair of the University’s Board of Trustees.