Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology announces new president of Inglewood (LA Area) campus

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September 15, 2021
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology announces new president of Inglewood (LA Area) campus
Chris Turen named newest president
TULSA, Okla. (September 13, 2021) ― Officials from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology announce Chris Turen as the next president, Los Angeles Area campus.

Turen will oversee all operations of the aviation maintenance technology program and airframe & powerplant program at the Inglewood (LA Area) campus as well as all operations of the aviation maintenance technology program at the Riverside (Inland Empire Area) campus.

Chris Turen comes to Spartan from San Joaquin Valley College and brings with him a history of extensive leadership roles in education. He has a diverse portfolio of more than 19 years of experience in leadership of educational institutions and has a proven record of improving student retention, creating and executing campus improvement plans and lowering employee turnover by creating work cultures that promote collaboration, accountability, and engagement.

“The proven experience Chris brings, his values, and high standards make him an ideal fit to help realize Spartan’s long-term strategic goals in California,” said Rob Polston, CEO of Spartan. “Spartan College is pleased to welcome Chris to our leadership team and know he will help us to continue to build upon our existing educational reputation.”

“It’s a unique time with an unprecedented set of circumstances to be stepping into a new campus president role,” says Turen. “With COVID continuing to be a concern and an economy that brings an uncommon set of challenges of its own as it seeks to recover from the lasting effects of 2020, I am excited to bring the skills and experience I have gained over the years and develop innovative and creative ways to help grow Spartan College.”

Turen holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Redlands in California and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Long Island University in New York. He has received the Educator of the Year award from Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce and has served as an executive board member for Yes I can Unity Through Music & Education, Inc.


About Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
Established in 1928, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has trained over 100,000 pilots and technicians. We have campuses located in the following areas: Tulsa, OK; Los Angeles, CA; Inland Empire, CA; and Denver, CO. Spartan students have come from across the United States and over 40 countries. Spartan offers programs in the areas of Aviation Flight, Aviation Maintenance Technology (Airframe & Powerplant), Aviation Electronics Technology, Nondestructive Testing Technology, and Quality Control Management, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Management. (Programs vary by location). Tulsa and Broomfield locations are separately accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Both California locations are accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE). Riverside is a branch of the Inglewood Campus. Spartan Education Group, LLC, is the parent company of Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology.

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