Motlow president named to Community Colleges of Appalachia Board

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Motlow State Community College President Dr. Michael Torrence recently became the Tennessee representative on the Community Colleges of Appalachia (CCA) 2022-23 Board. 

Motlow State President Dr. Michael Torrence

“I am thrilled to be a part of such a great group. The work across the Appalachian community and technical colleges continue to have a broad impact in service to CCA and our communities. I am thankful for this opportunity to provide our voice to the conversation,” said Torrence.

The CCA is a voluntary association of public community colleges serving the common interests of member colleges and their communities through programs and services responsive to the region’s unique cultural, geographic, and economic development challenges.

Torrence previously served on the Executive Team of CCA’s Rural Educator Academy. The endeavor cultivates the competencies and skills required for Appalachian community college faculty, student services staff, and leaders to improve rural student outcomes, particularly for lower-income students and students of color. •

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