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October 21, 2016 

NJ Revilla-Garcia

HACU President Antonio R. Flores to be recognized with a Maestro of Leadership Award

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) President and CEO Antonio R. Flores will receive a Latino Leaders Maestro Award in the category of Leadership on October 26, 2016. Flores, who has served HACU for 20 years, is the third and longest-serving president of the Association. He will be honored for his lifetime achievements and accomplishments.  

Flores grew up in small, rural farming village in Central Mexico, where fifth grade was the highest level of education offered. At the age of ten, his parents agreed to allow him to go with a family of teachers to the city to continue his education. He later went on to earn undergraduate degrees in Mexico, and a master’s and Ph.D. in the U.S.

During Flores’ tenure as president of HACU, the Association has nearly tripled membership, expanded programs three-fold and significantly improved legislation for HSIs with increased annual federal funding. HACU’s multi-year strategic plan calls for even greater gains for membership.

At its Dallas Maestro Awards Ceremony, Latino Leaders will also present four other Maestro Awards including: Maestro of Entrepreneurship - Jose "Pepe" Hermosillo; Maestro of Community Service - Sheriff Lupe Valdez; Maestro of Professional Achievement - Manuel J. Fernandez; and Maestro of Diversity Advancement - Carlos F. Orta. Additional information is available at