Inspired by IMSA’s mission statement and its congruence with his personal passion and commitment to end poverty, Dr. Torres believes that, “this can only be accomplished if we have excellent, equitable education and learning systems for academically talented students and for all students, and I realized that I could accomplish my mission in life through partnership with those at IMSA who continue to be fully committed to igniting and nurturing creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition” (2014).
Dr. José M. Torres was named President of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in 2014. He is a recipient of the Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award (2014) from the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), an award honoring leadership in educational equity and excellence to those demonstrating an extraordinary “commitment to the advancement and mentorship of women and minorities in positions of leadership and/or demonstrate a commitment to address social justice issues among children, youth and adults in schools.”
Browse the President’s Office Collections:
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Initiatives
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Resources
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Student Programming
- Equity and Excellence Plan