Interim president takes over RCC

Roxbury Community College (RCC) has a new leader, with Dr. Linda Turner being chosen as the college’s interim president, according to a press release.

Turner, whose appointment was confirmed by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education last week, takes over for Terrence Gomes. Gomes announced his resignation last month amid controversy about RCC allegedly underreporting crime and a state audit into the college’s finances.

“We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Linda Edmonds Turner to Roxbury Community College,” said Anita Crawford, chair of RCC’s Board of Trustees, according to the press release. “Dr. Turner is well aware of the challenges and opportunities that the college and our community face, and has a record of success. We look forward to her bringing a steady presence to this important institution during a time of transition.”

RCC’s president’s office referred a Gazette interview request to Crawford, who did not return phone calls.

Before coming to RCC, which is located on Columbus Avenue in Roxbury Crossing, Turner was the president of the Urban College of Boston from 2002 to 2011. Prior to that, she was the vice president and chief marketing officer of Dean College in Franklin.

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