February 9, 2018
Updated March 8, 2018
Mike Flores confirmed for chancellor of Alamo Colleges District, San Antonio, Texas
Mike Flores, Ph.D., was unanimously voted on March 3rd, to become the next chancellor for the Alamo College District. The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) applauds the Board of Trustees of the Alamo Colleges District for the unanimous selection of Mike Flores, chancellor. Flores becomes the first Hispanic to hold the chancellor position and replaces Bruce Leslie, who is retiring on September 30, 2018, after serving for 11 years. The vote to finalize the appointment followed a twenty-one day period for public comment.
Flores is the President of Palo Alto College (PAC) a college of the Alamo Colleges District, and a founding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). He has served as president of PAC since 2012.
“We are very pleased that the Board has recognized Dr. Mike Flores’ talent and ability and chosen him to lead as chancellor of Alamo College District,” said HACU president and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “Dr. Flores is a proven leader not only within the San Antonio Community but also nationally.”
“We are proud of Dr. Flores’ accomplishments, including his service as a member of HACU’s Governing Board. We are especially proud that he is an alumnus of HACU's National Internship Program. His selection reflects well on the importance of our mission of championing Hispanic higher education success.”
Flores first began working at PAC in 1999. Prior to becoming president, he served as director of institutional research, planning, and development; director of the Title V Grant Program; dean of institutional effectiveness and community development; vice president of college services; vice president of student affairs; and interim vice president of academic affairs.
Flores holds a B.A. in political science from The University of Texas at San Antonio, an M.S. in political science from Illinois State University, and a Ph.D. in educational administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. In 1992, HACU led the effort to convince Congress to formally recognize campuses with high Hispanic enrollment as federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and to begin targeting federal appropriations to those campuses. Today, HACU represents more than 470 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain. HACU is the only national educational association that represents HSIs. For more information, visit www.hacu.net.