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Staff Spotlight: Laura Torres

Panhandle State Communications on 02/08/2021 Laura Torres Laura Torres

Laura Torres, a Boise City native, has been serving as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Operations for the past two years.

Although Torres has only been working for Panhandle State for a few years, she is no stranger to the university. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2011. Laura is the first in her family to graduate high school and earn a college degree, so when she was offered a vocal scholarship close to home, it sealed the deal.

During her time as a student, Laura was involved in the music program. Both choir and band hold a special place in her heart from her time spent as a student. “I have met some of my greatest friends through the music department and will be forever great full for all the friendships and memories I have from being a part of the music department at OPSU,” Torres said.

Torres was excited for an opportunity to come back to the university as staff when the assistant position opened up in the Vice President of Operations office. She has the energy to continue helping the University be the best it can be, and she is always willing to help where it is needed.

Vice President of Operations, Dr. Ryan Blanton stated, “Laura is an excellent asset to our Operations team. Her work and efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic were instrumental in our campus's ability to adapt operations and keep everyone as safe as possible.”

“My favorite thing about OPSU are the people that I work with and the passion they have to make the University better. They care about the students and want to make sure that they do everything in their power to make things great for everyone.”, said Torres.

When Laura is not busy at the University, she can be found giving all her attention to her son. Family is very important to her, and she tries to support them at all the events she can. In her free time, she enjoys music, whether it’s listening or performing and reading books.