As I write my third Personal Reflection as President of IMSA, I am mindful of how privileged I am to serve as your president. Last week, I attended the LULAC (League of United Latina American Citizens) Banquet and Scholarship Dinner in Aurora. An administrator from a school district said to me, "Some of us [other administrators who know of my move from the superintendence of School District U-46 to the presidency of IMSA] wonder why you would go to IMSA." I replied, "You just don't understand. IMSA exists to 'ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that ' advance the human condition.' We are going to change the world to improve it for humanity," I said. And today, when I spoke to a group of 7th and 8th graders from Evanston here for an IMSA FUSION field trip and told them about our mission, you could see their eyes light up when I emphasized, with the help of the three IMSA seniors in the room, "... advance the human condition! " It's such a privilege to be in this mission together.
Torres, José M., "Personal Reflections" (2014). Personal Reflections. 39.