Board Member

Mike Flores

Mike Flores

Chancellor, Alamo Colleges District

Mike Flores is the first Hispanic chancellor of Alamo Colleges District. He previously served as president of Palo Alto College, leading Palo Alto to become a 2019 top ten finalist for the national Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, being recognized as a Rising Star, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award nominee, and the winner of the Texas Award for Performance Excellence.

Flores’s strategic vision for the Alamo Colleges District—eliminating poverty in the San Antonio area through education—reflects the personal experience of his family, which ingrained in him the belief that education is the best pathway to economic and social mobility. Flores’s parents grew up as migrant farmworkers, but overcame the odds and earned college degrees, setting an example that he followed to a successful career. As a leader, Dr. Flores supports empowering students for success through high-impact teaching and learning practices, including academic advising, early access to college through high school programs and experiential learning opportunities through apprenticeships, internships, and volunteer experiences.

Flores also serves as a board member for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Hot Wells Park Conservancy, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio Tricentennial Commission, and the World Affairs Council. He holds a PhD in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin.