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Andrew Pumphrey Torrence

university president.

Andrew Pumphrey Torrence, American university president. Recipient Alumni citation Tennessee A. and I. U., 1962.


Torrence, Andrew Pumphrey was born on November 20, 1920 in Little Rock, United States. Son of Boston Lafayette and Nancy (Pumphrey) Torrence.


Bachelor of Science, Tennessee A. and I. U., 1948. Master of Sciences, University Wisconsin, 1951, Doctor of Philosophy., 1954.


Teacher vocational agriculture Immanuel High School, Almyra, Arkansas, 1948-1950. Associate professor agricultural education, head department Tuskegee Institute, 1954-1962, professor, dean academic affairs, 1962-1967, professor, vice president, 1967-1968. President Tennessee State University, Nashville, 1968-1974.

Provost, executive vice president Tuskegee Institute, 1974-1980. Research associate Center Study Education Adults, Chicago, 1959-1960. Visiting professor University of Wisconsin, summer 1962.

Participant educational travel groups Agency for International Development, 1960, 71. Consultant Negro College Committee Adult Education, 1960-1964.


  • Author: (with B.W. Kreitlow and E.W. Aiton) Leadership for Action in Rural Communities, 1960. Also numerous articles. Co-author: Teacher Education in Agriculture, 1967.Careers and Curriculum Change, 1968.


Member numerous educational coms. and councils including Government's Science Advisory Committee, 1969-1980, nat. advisory council Human Resources Development Center, Tuskegee Institute, 1969-1974, commission on industrial extension State Land-Grant Association, 1969-1980, joint committee Negro College Fund, 1969-1980, institute policy commission Southern Regional Education Board, 1970-1974, Judicial Council Tennessee, 1971-1974. Member United Board for Homeland Ministries, 1969-1974. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946.

Member Adult Education Association American (secretary 1968), National Education Association, Rural Education Department, Tennessee Education Association, Tennessee College Association (Executive Committee 1969-1970), Tennessee Adult Education Association (2d vice president 1969), Southern Association College Deans, Tuskegee Civic Association, Arnold Air Society, Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Phi Alpha, Sigma Pi Phi Boule, Phi Kappa Delta. Clubs: Tuskegee Optimist.


Married Marian Salters, June 26, 1948. Children: Kenneth, Andrea.

Boston Lafayette Torrence

Nancy (Pumphrey) Torrence

Marian Salters

Kenneth Torrence

Andrea Torrence