The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has selected Lorraine Torres, Ed.D., UTEP Clinical Laboratory Science clinical assistant professor, to serve on the Health Services Field of Study (FOS) Advisory Committee.
The committee identifies the block of courses for health services that may be transferred to a public institution of higher education in Texas.
Torres, a certified medical technologist, joined the UTEP faculty in 1985 after she graduated from the University’s medical technology (now clinical laboratory science) program.
She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biology from UTEP and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Phoenix.
Torres serves on the boards for the Texas Association for Clinical Laboratory Science (TACLS) and El Paso Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology program. She has been chair of the College of Health Sciences academic affairs committee since 2013.
In 2018, TACLS awarded Torres the Omicron Sigma award for outstanding service. She also is the recipient of the Keys to the Future Award by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.