|Tampa, FL, January 22, 2020 – Michelle Turman, CEO of Catalyst Consulting Services, has been appointed by Dean Eric M. Eisenberg to serve on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Arts & Sciences. The objectives of Council are:|
1) To promote and advance the best interests of the College among alumni, other individuals, and organizations;
2) To actively assist, counsel and demonstrate leadership in raising funds for the College from private individuals (both alumni and friends), foundation and corporate sources which will assist the College in achieving both its mission and vision;
3) To advise and assist the College’s effort to communicate and inform and educate stakeholders (local, state, national and global) of the mission and vision with the goal of securing and maintaining sufficient resources to fulfill both the mission and vision;
4) To advise the Dean of the College on specific issues related to the College’s strategic direction and operations.
Turman graduated magna cum laude from the USF with her Masters Degree on Art History in 2000 and begins her appointment February 2020. In 2017, she established the Turman Study Abroad Scholarship in Ancient Studies which provides students hands-on experience conducting archeological field work for USF programs in Realmonte, Sicily and Nicopolis, Greece.
Turman created Catalyst Consulting Services in 2014 and with a mission to facilitate positive change in the areas of executive searches, organizational management, and fundraising. With over twenty-six years of nonprofit experience, Michelle and has been responsible for increasing the impact and best practices of nonprofit organizations and has raised over $72 million for the Tampa Bay community through her professional and personal philanthropic efforts. She currently serves on the Cultural Assets Commission of Hillsborough County and the national Board of Directors for Donate Life America.