Motlow State names Dr. Marvin Thompson as new Chief of Staff

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Motlow State Community College recently welcomed Dr. Marvin Thompson as Chief of Staff.

Prior to coming to Motlow, Dr. Thompson was a consultant to the Delaware Department of Education, developing statewide needs assessment and school improvement policies and procedures to meet federal requirements in addressing the needs of all students.

“Motlow is pleased to welcome Dr. Marvin Thompson as its Chief of Staff. Dr. Thompson enhances our institutional leadership. His leadership of the strategy, policy, effectiveness, analysis, and research areas (of the College) will enable us all. We are fortunate to have his skill, expertise, and experience at Motlow State Community College,” said Dr. Michael Torrence, Motlow president.

“The demystification of data and communication of its use needs to be parallel across multiple locations. This need is apparent based on the collaborative nature of our continued success today. Dr. Thompson brings a spirit of collegiality that supports all those he encounters. We are excited about the lens of equity he views institutional success from, and his work that now emboldens us.

Dr. Thompson has long been an advocate for students’ success, and has already started to identify opportunities, connections, and visions for Motlow.
— Dr. Michael Torrence, Motlow president

“Dr. Thompson has long been an advocate for students’ success, and has already started to identify opportunities, connections, and visions for Motlow,” added Torrence. “His work will assist in leveraging obvious partnerships to support our students, faculty, staff, and administrators while strengthening our communities.”

Thompson was the Chief Academic Officer at Future is Now Schools in New Orleans from 2012-14, where he supervised all facets of school operations. He served as an Educational Consultant at EmpowerED from 2007-12, providing training and support to schools and school districts in the development and implementation of quality management systems. He developed data collection systems to guide instructional decisions at the classroom, school and central office level.

He earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at George Washington University, his M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University, and his B.A. in Psychology from Randolph-Macon College.