Renee Escoffery-Torres, PhD
Renee Escoffery-Torres, PhD, resident of Hampton and native of Ettrick Virginia, retired from the Department of Army after serving as Command Chief of Staff and Faculty, TRADOC. Renee received her B.A. from Virginia State University, her M.A. from the University of Cincinnati, and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. With post-doctoral study in Public Leadership from the Brookings Institution, Renee attended and taught on the faculty of Hampton University. A product of HBCUs from Laboratory School to terminal degree, the study of HBCUs, and African American History and culture is Dr. Escoffery-Torres’s passion. Renee served as Intern to the Secretary of Education for Virginia, participated in the ACE Summit for Women of Color in Higher Ed at Brown University, and as a panelist on Women in Leadership at the ILA's Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic. Renee’s dissertation research on HBCUs was presented at Yale, and the University of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica), and Cave Hill (Barbados) campuses.
Most recently, Dr. Escoffery-Torres was honored to be listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America (2021-2022). Dr. Escoffery-Torres is proud to serve on the HBCU Emergency Management Workforce Consortium, as she has a vested interest in helping to provide opportunities for students attending these time-honored institutions, and maintains a personal interest in supporting the effort to safeguard and protect the communities which they serve.