Mr. Torres joined the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) as its President and CEO in 2008.
Under his leadership the Clearinghouse has continued to successfully extend its mission delivery
of access driven service to education, which today comprises over 3,700 higher education
institutions and nearly 14,000 high schools, school districts, and 43 states and thousands of
outreach organizations, executing over 2.4 billion transactions annually, saving the education
community over $850 million a year. Through his leadership the Clearinghouse has grown its
education serving transactions by a factor of 8X over the past decade, with a 12% revenue CAGR
to support the nation-wide services that the Clearinghouse offers the K-20W community and lifelong learners.
In addition, the Clearinghouse has evolved its non-profit mission execution to the education
community by providing accessible innovative technology-based services and data exchange
solutions that enable education institutions and organizations to focus on being engines that
maximize human potential development. NSC's mission’s intent is to democratize data and
information enabling all learners to benefit, including an intentional emphasis on enabling
research based vulnerable population trajectory change. The Clearinghouse is a leader in
advocating privacy, security, transparency, and responsible use of data to provide better
understanding of student educational pathway performance to the benefit of students,
institutions, and policymakers.
Facing the challenges of COVID19 on vulnerable populations, today the Clearinghouse is on the
leading edge of the future of workforce initiatives through its engagement with industry leaders
such as IBM and Walmart in the Interoperable Learner Record (ILR) initiative, which is led by the
American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, a Federal initiative designed to transform how
learners, educators and industry collaborate to enable learners to obtain the right skills at the
right time for the right job.
Mr. Torres has been an active board member of the John Tyler Community College Foundation
for the past 19 years and serves on the Board of the National College Access Network (NCAN).
He also sat on the Board of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) from 2012
to 2016. He was a founding member and sits on the Executive Committee of the Groningen
Declaration Network Group, a multi-national group of leaders dedicated to developing a trusted
international data exchange ecosystem. In 2017 and 2018, Mr. Torres was selected as an Ernst &
Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist for the Mid-Atlantic region. He was a recipient of the
Washington Business Journal’s 2013 Minority Business Leader Award. Mr. Torres holds an MBA
in International Finance from Georgetown University and undergraduate degrees in both
Marketing and Management from Manhattan College.
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