TERRE HAUTE - A four-month search by the Terre Haute Children's Museum Board of Directors has produced a new executive director. Susan Turner will take over the position January 1.

Turner most recently served as the Senior Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College, where she earned a Master of Leadership degree after graduating with a B.S. degree in Communications from Indiana State University.

“I’m honored to be selected as the Executive Director of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. The Museum is a place for families to learn and have fun together, a place for children to dream about a bigger, brighter future. This important part of our community is proof that when time, talent, and treasure come together it can create something wonderful. Within the Museum’s walls, children are encouraged to explore, pushed to learn, and given permission to fail and try again. I believe these are the greatest lessons we can teach our children,” said Turner.

Turner also serves on the Vigo County Education Foundation's Board of Directors and on the planning committee of the United Way of the Wabash Valley's Success by Six program.