Tony Torres joined the School on March 5 as academic advisor and coordinator of undergraduate affairs. His duties include advising and supporting BS/IS students as well as managing student engagement, support, and outreach for the undergraduate program. He comes to the School from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, where he served for four years as an admissions counselor.
"Since my junior year of college, I have had an interest in advising and helping undergraduate students achieve their goals," Torres said. "I am also a first-generation student, and my advisor had a great impact on my college experience."
Torres earned his bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Illinois and will complete his Master of Education in education policy, organization, and leadership from the University this May.
"I am most excited about the new opportunities this degree will bring to campus and learning more from the undergraduates who will be engaging in the classroom. I also look forward to seeing how our students apply what they learn to issues in society," he said.