Forsyth Tech announces Torry L. Reynolds, Ph.D. as Dean of Math, Science and Technologies division

Torry L. Reynolds

Forsyth Tech announces Torry L. Reynolds, Ph.D. as Dean of Math, Science and Technologies division
January 31
00:20 2019

Forsyth Technical Community College has announced the promotion of Torry L. Reynolds, Ph.D. to Dean of Math, Science and Technologies (MST) division. Reynolds previously served as interim MST dean from January 2018 through June 2018. She has served as Title III Coordinator/Project Director for Forsyth Tech since 2015. Her experience also includes Director of College Success and Student Transitions and Department Chair at Central Carolina Community College, Sanford, N.C.; Student Success Program Hall Director at Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.; Talent Search Advisor at Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA; and Admissions Officer at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pa.

Throughout her career, Reynolds has held numerous leadership roles in professional associations and has served as an instructor for Forsyth Tech, Central Carolina Community College, Guilford College, and University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research and publications focus on equity access and inclusion in higher education. 

 Reynolds has a depth of knowledge in student success, personnel supervision and leadership, fiscal management and curriculum development and institutional advancement. The college chose Reynolds after conducting an extensive national search for the position.

 “As a solutions-oriented, results-oriented higher education professional, I am passionate about academic attainment and student success,” said Reynolds. “I have dedicated my career to contributing at community colleges because I believe we are a force of educational excellence that challenges students to acquire knowledge and equips them to thrive in the twenty-first century workforce.”

 Reynolds holds a doctorate in philosophy in educational studies-higher education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; her master of education in student affairs in higher education-administration from Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pa.; and her bachelor of arts in sociology and Afro-American studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She also is a certified developmental educator through the Kellogg Institute for Developmental Educators. 

 In her new role, Reynolds will manage seven departments and approximately 18 programs at the college. Her vision is to lead the division to empower, equip and enrich every student on their road to fulfilling their academic and career goals.

 “I am excited to have Dr. Reynolds join our strong team of Instructional Deans at Forsyth Tech,” said Joel Welch, vice president, instructional services and chief academic officer at Forsyth Tech. “She brings a strong background of academic leadership and a collaborative spirit to the role and I look forward to her work with a talented team of department chairs in the Math, Science and Technologies division.”

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