New Motlow president Dr. Michael Torrence selected to serve on OLC Board

Dr. Michael Torrence, the incoming president at Motlow State Community College, was recently selected to serve on the board of directors for Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences.

Even before he arrives for his first day as the new president at Motlow State Community College, Dr. Michael Torrence, Ph.D., is already busy bringing international attention to the region. Torrence was recently selected from more than 230 nominees to serve a three-year term on the board of directors for Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a non-profit organization headquartered in Newbury, Mass. The mission of OLC is to advance quality digital teaching and learning experiences.
Like other Tennessee community colleges, Motlow is preparing for an influx of new students taking advantage of the Tennessee Reconnect program. Reconnect is part of Governor Bill Haslam’s initiative to help more adults complete college degrees or credentials that lead to new skills, advancement in the workplace, or to fulfill lifelong dreams of higher education. Eligibility requirements include state residency for at least one year, and most candidates must be at least 25-years old, or qualify as an independent. The program is part of the Drive-to-55 initiative to ensure that 55 percent of Tennessee adults have a degree or certificate by the year 2025. To that end, Torrence wants Motlow to be a local leader in developing innovative solutions that meet the needs of this changing student population.
Motlow is currently hosting a series of Tennessee Reconnect Adult Information Events to help interested adults learn more about the Reconnect free college tuition program. Dates, sign-up forms and more information is available at motlowreconnect.com.