Ignacio Alarcón came to the United States from his native Mexico in 1983, to pursue graduate studies at The Ohio State University, where he obtained a Master of Science in Mathematics and a Master in Applied Statistics. He likes to quote his friend, Dr. Griff Elder, from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, saying that “mathematics keeps one sane.” After his years in Ohio, Ignacio worked as a lecturer of mathematics at the California State University Bakersfield campus, from where he came to his current position as a mathematics instructor at Santa Barbara City College. At SBCC, Ignacio currently serves as president of the Academic Senate. He also participates in his professional organizations, the California Mathematics Council Community Colleges South, of which he was president from 2003 to 2005, and the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges, where he chaired the Equal Opportunity in Mathematics Committee from 2004 to 2006.
/ / / Ignacio Alarcón, Secretary