Office of Residential & Student Affairs
Director of Residential and Student Affairs
M.A. – Ball State University
B.A. – Western Illinois University
Office: WA 175
Mr. Joe Turner is the Director of Residential and Student Affairs. He holds a Master’s Degree from Ball State University in Executive Development for Public Service and a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Illinois University in Communications, with an emphasis in Public Communication and Human Relations and minors in Marketing and Sociology.
As an undergraduate he was involved with the Student Residential Programs serving as a Resident Assistant and as a member of both the Student Orientation Staff and the Resident Assistant Recruitment Team. Following his education at Western Illinois University, he was employed as a Communications Consultant in Naperville, Illinois.
Mr. Turner joined the Academy team in 1997 and served as a Student Life Counselor for three years. He held the positions of Assistant/Associate Director of Student Life/Residential and Student Affairs for 14 years. Over this time he acted as the Conduct Relations Officer for the Academy Conduct Board and was involved with various committees including the May Term, Technology, Orientation & Move-in, Strategic Plan and Handbook Committees.
Associate Director of Residential and Student Affairs
M.A. – Ball State University
B.A. – University of Evansville
Office: WA 171
Paul is beginning his 16th year as a proud member of the Academy Community, and this will be his third year as Associate Director of Residential and Student Affairs. Paul is looking forward to this new year and all possibilities ahead. Paul is originally from Muncie, Indiana and graduated from the University of Evansville with a B.A. in English and several minors. After graduating in 2000, Paul then applied and was selected to participate in the Americorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program in San Diego, California. There he traveled the Western Region states as a National Service Volunteer. Paul has done several projects in the fields of the Environment, Unmet Human Needs, Public Safety, and Education. Whether assisting retired military in daily living, helping homeless street kids in San Diego get off the streets, revitalizing a small town in Washington State, building homes with Habitat for Humanity in San Francisco, constructing a skate park for the youth of Virginia City, Nevada, or planning and implementing education programs throughout the Western Region, Paul has welcomed each new experience and embraces the role of Associate Director here at the Academy.
Paul has worked with almost every special event and committee at some point while on staff at the Academy. Paul received his Master of Arts degree in Executive Development for Public Service from Ball State University in 2006. Paul enjoys many diverse forms of music and writing, reading, volunteering, and almost anything related to sports. Paul along with his wife Sabra celebrates the joys of their two daughters, Lynley and Myla and enjoy re-experiencing the world once again through their daughters eyes. Paul’s passion and commitment to the Academy has grown stronger with each passing year and looks forward to serving faithfully the students, parents, and fellow staff members of the Indiana Academy. He is proud to be a part of such a great school and amazing student experience.
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Residential and Student Affairs
Indiana Business College
Office: WA 165
Ms. Huggins attended Indiana Business College. Before coming to Ball State, she spent 13 years as a secretary at the Marsh Supermarkets Corporate Headquarters. Ms. Huggins has been with the Indiana Academy in the Office of Residential and Student Affairs for the past five years as Assistant to the Director of Residential and Student Affairs.
Night Office Manager
A.S. – Indiana Vocational Technical College
Office: WA 165
Ms. Johnson is the Night Office Supervisor for the Indiana Academy. She holds an Associates Degree in Electronics from Indiana Vocational Technical College and has additional hours toward the completion of a second Associates Degree in Design Technology. Before coming to the Academy, Ms. Johnson worked for a small Muncie business as a purchasing agent. Prior to that, Ms. Johnson worked for a local plastics company for eleven years and then opened her own daycare center.