Dominique Jordan Turner is the CEO and president of Chicago Scholars Foundation, a premier organization that helps academically talented students from every high school in every Chicago neighborhood achieve college access and realize college-to-career success through its five-year program.
Prior to joining Chicago Scholars Foundation in November 2013, Turner spent four years as the Posse Foundation’s Chicago director.
Turner was the regional director of network growth for the KIPP Foundation, where she managed the smart growth process across the network. KIPP Foundation is a nationally recognized network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools that prepare students in underserved communities for success in college and life.
Turner began her career as a management consultant at Deloitte, where she focused on process reengineering and customer-relationship management.
Additionally, Turner was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Panama. She is fluent in Spanish and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Clark Atlanta University and an MBA from Marquette University. She has been selected for several prestigious leadership programs including the Trinity Fellowship in Urban Leadership, New York University’s Lead the Way Fellowship, and the Broad Residency in Urban Education.