MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Amridge University Board of Regents has named Michael C. Turner president of the University.

“Since the untimely death of Dr. Rex Turner, the Regents have been planning for and praying about the University’s future,” said Roger Dill, president of the Board of Regents.  “We believe in the dynamic, expansive vision of this university; and we believe we have found the person to meet the challenges of that vision.”

“Dr. Turner is a man of character, integrity, vision, and hard work,” Mr. Dill said.  “We are looking forward to working with him in this new era for Amridge University.”

Dr. Douglas Patterson, who has been serving as interim president, will resume his full-time duties as academic vice president of the university.

“We are grateful to Dr. Patterson for his commitment to the university and for his faithful service and ethical leadership,” Mr. Dill said.

Dr. Turner comes to this appointment with diverse experiences in the academic and medical communities. He earned a B.A. in English at Lipscomb University and a M.S. in Ministry at Amridge University.  He earned the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa.

A native of Montgomery, Dr. Turner’s early education was at Alabama Christian Academy.  He is married to the former Julie Johnson of Wetumpka.  The Turners are the parents of four sons:  Austin, twins Rex and John Parker, and Samuel.

Dr. Julie Turner earned a doctor of pharmacy degree at Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta.  Dr. Michael Turner and Dr. Julie Turner teach at Amridge University.