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 Dr. Flores
About Dr. Flores

Dr. Mike Flores assumed the duties of the Alamo Colleges District chancellor on Oct. 1, 2018.

Dr. Flores served as president of Alamo Colleges District-Palo Alto College between 2012 and 2018. He joined the Alamo Colleges District in 1999 and held all three vice president positions at the college—academic success, college services and student success—during his tenure at Palo Alto College.

Dr. Flores is a leader who supports empowering students for success through resources such as high-impact teaching and learning practices, including usage of academic advising, learning communities, new student orientation and open educational resources. Campus-wide changes were implemented during Dr. Flores' presidency at Palo Alto College include new program offerings in high-growth, high-wage areas such as advanced manufacturing, energy, and health care; establishment of the Center for Mexican-American Studies; and nine early college high school/pre-college partnerships since fall 2014. Additionally, Dr. Flores led the college on an award-winning continuous improvement journey utilizing Baldrige criteria, with Palo Alto College earning the 2015 Texas Award for Performance Excellence and being named as a 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award nominee. Palo Alto College was named one of 10 finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. Palo Alto College is one of three colleges in Texas to make the top 10 list and is one of three first-time finalists.

Dr. Flores works with community colleges nationwide to increase student success as an Achieving the Dream Coach and has served as a fellow with the American Council on Education and the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities, and conducted postgraduate study at the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management. Dr. Flores has also worked with numerous community-based organizations in San Antonio, Houston, and Chicago, and presented nationally at numerous higher education conferences regarding student engagement, evaluation, and performance excellence. He also serves as a board member for the Communities in Schools San Antonio, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Hot Wells Park Conservancy, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio Tricentennial Commission and San Antonio Youth Yes (SAY Sı́) Leadership Council.

The son of a migrant farmworker, Dr. Flores was born in Del Rio, Texas and is a 1987 graduate of Holmes High School in Northside ISD in San Antonio. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Science in Political Science from Illinois State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He lives in central San Antonio with his wife Martha, a talented creative director and entrepreneur, and their daughters, Mara Zoe and Mia Ximena.

I am honored and humbled to serve as the chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District. As the largest community college district in our region, we enroll more than 50 percent of the college students in our area and graduate more students than any other community college district in the state.

The Alamo Colleges District is our area's best economic development strategy, offering the opportunity for a better life to so many residents in our community.

Dr. Mike Flores

Chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District


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