William H. Turner, vice president for university engagement and associate provost for multicultural and academic affairs at the University of Kentucky, resigned his position for “personal reasons.” Turner will remain at the university until August as a sociology scholar-in-residence.

Turner is a 1968 graduate of the University of Kentucky. He also earned a master’s degree in sociology there in 1971. He later earned a Ph.D. in sociology and anthropology at the University of Notre Dame.

During his long academic career he taught at Fisk, Howard, and Winston-Salem State universities. He was dean of arts and sciences and interim president of Kentucky State University.