High Impact Technology Exchange Conference

Preparing America's Skilled Technical Workforce

2023 Keynotes

Wednesday, July 26, 8:30–9:45

Dr. Michael Torrence

Dr. Michael Torrence is President of Motlow State Community College, TN. Under his leadership, Motlow State has transformed into a cutting-edge, award-winning institution on multiple fronts. Dr. Torrence is a Technology Strategist, having worked with higher education for more than 25 years as faculty, mid-level, and senior administrator, and ultimately CEO. His diverse areas of expertise include Research, Adult Education, Student Success, Academic Affairs, Staff Development, Distance Learning and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Additional interests are Applied Learning within Open Education Resources (OER), Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Automation, Robotics, Mechatronics, and Gamification as platforms for education, learning, and training business and industry to increase efficiency and scalability. Dr. Torrence has a Ph.D. in Exceptional Learning (Literacy) from Tennessee Technological University.