ESL Professor Alicia Aguirre has been elected to the Notre Dame de Namur University Board of Trustees.
Aguirre has served as mayor of Redwood City since 2011. She was originally appointed to the Redwood City City Council in 2005 and was elected in 2005, 2007 and 2011.
She has served on the boards of numerous schools and organizations, including Service League of San Mateo County, Latino Community Council of Redwood City and Shelter Network, and was elected to the Redwood City School District
Aguirre was inducted into the Redwood City San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame, and was honored as a Fulbright Exchange Professor. She has a master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and has done doctoral studies at the Universidad Iberoamericana. She was selected as State of California 21st Assembly District's 2012 Woman of the Year.