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Dr. Timothy A. Alvarez, Ph.D.

President Alvarez

Alvarez Seeks to Make a Difference at Otero Junior College

“It’s always been an interest and a passion for me to help the vulnerable populations and populations who would have been like me when I earned my associates degree,” Alvarez said. “I’d like Otero to be an engine of social mobility. I don’t care who you are, what walk of life you come from, if you come to this campus, I hope that we’re able to help you achieve whatever goals you might have and that once you leave here that you have the skills to either be fully employed or go on to finish a four-year degree.”

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Timothy Alvarez at the Arkansas Valley ParadeAlvarez wants his students to start thinking differently. He eschews the traditional ‘what’s your major?’ question and instead asks ‘what difference do you want to make in the world?’

“Oftentimes, students are not prepared to answer that question, but they’ll come back later and say ‘I’ve thought about it. Here’s what I want to do.’  Ninety percent of the time it has nothing to do with the major or discipline, it has to do with their purpose and their passion.”




Dr. Alvarez and students