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President’s Welcome

President Timothy A. Alvarez

New OJC President

President Alvarez

Welcome to Otero Junior College. Here at OJC we are a student focused, engaging, learning organization. We are committed to be an engine of social mobility by helping members of our community to improve their quality of life. Our success is linked to your success.

To that end, we have high expectations for all our students and expect you to be committed to your academic success. I anticipate that you will be an active part of our campus, and in the community.

OJC offers the opportunity to complete a two-year associate degree and transfer on to a four-year university in pursuit of a bachelor's degree. Our Career and Technical Education certificate programs allow students to be workforce-ready within one-to-two years.

This is an exciting and unprecedented time to be at OJC. You will be challenged with the academic rigor of our programs, and have opportunities to support our successful athletic programs and student organizations. I am delighted to be your president. As president I am here to serve you. I believe the staff at OJC will ensure you have a collegiate experience that allows you to discover your passions, while utilizing your strengths. Our goal is to prepare you for a future yet to be imagined.

Every Thursday I wear a bow tie and walk around campus to interact with students and staff. I look forward to seeing you on campus this year and invite you to participate in “Bow Tie Thursdays”. I encourage you to stop in the President’s Office and grab some chocolate! I enjoy meeting and visiting with students.

Again, welcome to the Rattler Nation!

Timothy A. Alvarez, Ph.D.