Torrez M. Wilson is an event logistics and operations professional with over five years of experience in both traditional and non-traditional higher education. Before arriving to Georgia State University, he served as assistant director of student involvement & the student center at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). At GGC, Torrez was responsible for managing operations, event logistics, and student employee development of the 81,400 square foot LEED-silver certified student center. He was also responsible for program initiatives, including student activities, civic engagement, leadership development, and intercultural awareness. Other experience includes serving as director of student activities at Paine College as well as serving in a faculty role with the University of Phoenix College of Humanities. In his current role at Georgia State, Torrez is responsible for managing operations of the College of Arts & Sciences Event Center and assisting clients with conference and program services.
Mr. Wilson holds a master of public administration degree and a bachelor of arts degree in music, both from Savannah State University. He holds memberships with the Association of College Unions International and was a 2014-2015 Leadership Fellow with the National Association for Campus Activities. He has been published in professional magazines and has presented educational sessions at professional conferences. He is also a 2016 graduate of the Gwinnett Young Professionals Leadership Institute and looks forward to completing a doctoral program in higher education.
A lover of the arts, Mr. Wilson is a classically trained musician and has performed in front of many audiences, as well as served in operations and production management positions with organizations such as the Augusta Symphony Orchestra, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the Savannah Music Festival, and the City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs. He also curated the Student Art Gallery in the Georgia Gwinnett College Student Center.
Within the community, Torrez is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., where he serves as historian for the Nu Mu Lambda Chapter (DeKalb Alphas) and Southern Region Chairman of Fraternal Standards. He also serves on the board of directors for the Miss Fulton County Scholarship Program. A native of Augusta, Georgia, Torrez currently resides in the Atlanta area and enjoys home improvement projects, traveling, amusement parks, and playing musical instruments.