Congratulations, Sharon!

Sharon Sledge, San Jacinto College mathematics professor, has been elected president of the Texas Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (TexMATYC).

Sledge will serve in her new position for two years and represent Texas two-year community college mathematics’ faculty at state and national meetings. She has been a member of TexMATYC for 25 years and a faculty member at San Jacinto College for 31 years.

“I’m excited about the opportunities to represent the association in Austin to discuss mathematics education in the state of Texas,” said Sledge, who also serves as event coordinator for all San Jacinto College robotics competitions that are affiliated with the national organization, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge. “By offering a statewide forum for the interchange of ideas among faculty and colleges, TexMATYC ultimately develops and improves the mathematics education and experiences of students in two-year colleges. With all the changes and challenges confronting mathematics at the legislative level, it is good to have our voice speaking on behalf of the math community.”

The Texas association represents more than 1,500 mathematics faculty members from all community colleges across the state of Texas and is a partner to the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC).

“Sharon Sledge’s appointment as president to this prestigious state committee evidences her commitment to mathematical education and demonstrates the confidence that her state wide colleagues have in her as they work together to provide a voice for the direction and development of mathematics education in the great state of Texas,” said Dr. Barbara Hanson, vice president for learning at the San Jacinto College Central Campus.