Dominique Jordan Turner

President & CEO

(312) 784-3302

Dominique Jordan Turner joins the Chicago Scholars Dream Team as President and CEO. She is responsible for leading the organization, and working collaboratively with the Board, and senior level management to establish and implement operational and programmatic goals, as well as cultivating partnerships that positively impact the organization. If you are interested in learning more about the Chicago Scholars Community, and how to get involved, Dominique will be happy to connect with you.

Prior to joining Chicago Scholars, Dominique served as the Posse Foundation’s Chicago Director. She was the Regional Director of Network Growth for the KIPP Foundation, where she managed the Smart Growth process across the network. Dominique began her career as a management consultant at Deloitte, where she focused on process reengineering and customer relationship management.

Additionally, Dominique was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Panama. She is fluent in Spanish and holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University and a M.B.A. from Marquette University. She has been selected for several prestigious leadership programs including IMPACT through Chicago Urban League and University of Chicago, the Trinity Fellowship in Urban Leadership, New York University’s Lead the Way Fellowship and the Broad Residency in Urban Education. 

Dominique is passionate about creating equal education opportunities for underserved youth.  She believes that education is not a merit of socioeconomic status, but a valuable resource to pull marginalized youth out of poverty and into leadership positions that positively influence their communities.

Dominique’s advice to Scholars is to maximize your leadership while in college. Do not just join an organization, be the president of that organization, or start your own