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Dean of African-American Affairs M. RICK TURNER

Born: Aug. 13, 1940, Hartford, Conn.

Education: B.S., Linfield (Ore.) College, 1963; M.S.W., University of Connecticut, 1968; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1978.

Previous position: Director, Tutorial Assistance Program, University of California-Irvine, 1978-88. Appointed Dean of African-American Affairs at U.Va. in October 1988.

Family: Wife, Tamyra, teaches English literature at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Their three children all attended Division I colleges on basketball scholarships. Son Tarik, 25, graduated from St. John's University and is employed by Bears Stearns, a Wall Street financial advising firm. Daughter Mandisa, 23, recently graduated from George Washington University with bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering and works for Citibank in New York City; she and Tarik live together in Brooklyn. Son Hajj, 21, is a senior at the University of Louisville, majoring in Pan-African history, and has earned perfect 4.0 GPAs over the past four semesters.

Relaxation: Enjoys working out at the Aquatic & Fitness Center and practices tae bo at home.

Current reading: The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks, by Randall Robinson.

What I did this summer: Turner and his former high school basketball teammates held their first reunion in July, honoring their mentors and inaugurating a new academic scholarship fund in their hometown of Hartford, Conn. "This is real giving back," he said, "probably one of the most gratifying things I could ever do."


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