Preparing for Tough Conversations and How to Get the Best Out of Your Team
Dr. Timothy Alvarez
He recently retired as President Emeritus from Otero College, where he served as only the 5th president. He was relentlessly focused on student engagement, minimizing systematic barriers, equity and inclusion, undergraduate research, career readiness, and mentoring.
Professionally, he provided leadership to the National Association of Student Affairs professionals (NASPA), the Association of Land Grant Universities (APLU), and the broader community. Within NASPA, he has been a regional director, NUFP regional coordinator, state membership coordinator, regional membership coordinator, conference program co-chair, case study judge, program reviewer, and board member for the James Scott Academy.
Tim also enjoys involvement in the community, as evident by his recent participation on the El Pomar Foundation, Koshare Museum Board of Directors, the La Junta School District Advisory Council, and the La Junta Main Street Board.
Dr. Alvarez has been married for thirty-eight years to Lori. They have three grown children: Joshua, Jason, and Tiffany; and 5 grandsons under the age of 4.
President Emeritus, Timothy A Alvarez, Ph.D. will offer strategies for having crucial conversations with staff. With over 34 years of experience in Student Affairs and Presidential leadership roles in community colleges, Dr. Alvarez will share insight on having crucial and sometimes challenging conversations in the workplace, while demonstrating compassion and grace.