Jeff Turner joins AC Regents as the representative from Moore County

Jeff Turner, chief executive officer for the Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) since 2008, has been appointed to the Amarillo College Board of Regents in a non-voting capacity.

The College expanded its Board of Regents in 2016 to include two non-voting members to represent its branch campuses in Moore County and Hereford. At the time, AC became one of very few community colleges in Texas to extend representation to its branch campuses.

Turner was sworn in on June 18 as the Moore Country replacement for Kathie Fuston, who recently accepted a job in another state and was therefore compelled to resign from the AC Board.

“It will be great to be able to represent AC’s Moore County Campus at meetings of the Board of Regents,” Turner said. “Our hospital’s partnership with the College has been very fruitful over the years, and I know it will be a pleasure to work with the Board and to strive to do even more great things.”

Turner is no stranger to public service, nor to Amarillo College – he has served since 2012 on the Advisory Committee for the Moore County Campus. Additionally, he has served as President of the Dumas Chamber of Commerce (2010-2011), was United Way of Moore County’s Fund Drive Campaign Chair in 2014, and he has chaired and continues to serve on the Dumas Lions Club Dogie Day Celebration Prize Wagon Committee.

Under Turner’s leadership, the Moore County Hospital District has received widespread and noteworthy recognition, including a prestigious 5-Star ranking in 2024 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Turner completed a master’s of science degree in health administration in 1993 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He and his wife of 29 years, Danielle, have two children ages 22 and 16.