Motlow College president named to national board

Motlow State President Dr. Michael Torrence, shown here giving a speech to the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, was recently appointed to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission on Institutional Infrastructure and Transformation. {Photo Provided}

MOORE COUNTY — The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission on Institutional Infrastructure and Transformation recently appointed Motlow State President Dr. Michael Torrence to a three year appointment that extends until June 2023.

The AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions, and more than 12 million students.

Motlow’s seventh president recently received other appointments and awards including the PTK Honor Society Presidential Advisory Board, PTK Honor Society International Paragon President Award, GlobalMindED Inclusive Excellence Leader Award, and the Berkeley College Online Advisory Board.

“We are certain that Michael Torrence’s insights and leadership will significantly contribute to the Board’s decision-making process and its ability to serve the interests of all AACC member institutions,” said Dr. Walter G. Bumphus, President and CEO of AACC. “Dedicated leadership is essential to the continued success of community colleges and our association.” •

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