SUNY Potsdam’s Prof. Christopher Torres named to 2019 class of fellows at SUNY's Hispanic Leadership Institute
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 2:03 pm


POTSDAM – The second class of Fellows at SUNY's Hispanic Leadership Institute includes Dr. Christopher Torres, a professor in SUNY Potsdam's Department of Public Health and Human Performance.

Torres was selected as one of 14 leaders in the SUNY system to receive the honor.

Torres joined SUNY Potsdam's exercise science program in 2016. He is a master athlete and sports performance coach for United States Weightlifting, a strength and conditioning coach, and the New York state director for the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

In its second year, the HLI Fellows program is indicative of the diversity of SUNY, with over one-third consisting of faculty, one-third serving at community colleges, and more than 60 percent women in the class.

SUNY's Hispanic Leadership Institute is charged with developing and supporting the next generation of executive-level Hispanic/LatinX leaders across the SUNY System. The HLI offers six and 12-month fellowships to faculty and staff in leadership positions throughout SUNY, including provosts, chief academic officers, chief business officers, and others. Over the course of the program, fellows will participate in individualized mentoring and assessment and development programs to support their success.