INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is excited to welcome to its Editorial Board Turan Mullins, assistant dean of students and director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo.
In his current role, Mullins works with the university president to create a more inclusive and socially just campus. He has collaborated with Maryville constituents to create culturally meaningful programs that are educational, developmental, and socially engaging.
Previously, Mullins served as assistant director of the Office of Multicultural Programs and assistant director for enrollment at Maryville.
“We are honored to welcome Turan Mullins to the INSIGHT Into Diversity Editorial Board,” says Lenore Pearlstein, co-publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “His experience with students, along with his deep commitment to the work of diversity and inclusion, provide him a special understanding of the issues faced by diverse institutions.”
Mullins’ dedication to diverse issues extends beyond Maryville University. He co-founded the Consortium of Higher Education Professionals for Inclusion and Equity, through which he collaborates with fellow higher education professionals in Missouri and Illinois to create inclusive and equitable campus environments.
Among his professional endeavors, Mullins is a fellow in the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative leadership program and was recently named as a 2016 FOCUS St. Louis Impact Fellow — a highly selective program that offers leaders the opportunity to work together to address a specific regional issue.
Mullins also works closely with the Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP) of St. Louis. As a “Give Respect, Get Respect” facilitator, he works with high school students, as well as staff from Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis Zoo, to explore topics and issues related to diversity. He is also on the executive committee of the Friends of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis. In addition, he was honored with the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award from Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club in St. Louis.
Mullins earned his bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from Southeast Missouri State University and will complete a master’s degree in strategic communication from Maryville University this year.