ACD Chancellor to Deliver 2022 Dallas Herring Lecture
August 1, 2022
Alamo Colleges District Chancellor to Deliver 2022 Dallas Herring Lecture
Mike Flores’ presentation, Community Colleges in Action, examines local collective impact strategies to advance equity and enhance economic mobility
NC State’s College of Education and Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research are pleased to announce that Mike Flores, Ph.D., chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District, will deliver the 2022 Dallas Herring Lecture.
Held in honor of W. Dallas Herring, the annual event invites community college leaders from across the country to address urgent and emerging topics, framing how to address the issues and proposing a path forward. The 2022 lecture, titled Community Colleges in Action: Advancing Equity and Enhancing Economic Mobility Using Local Collective Impact Strategies, will take place virtually on Tuesday, November 8 from 1-3 p.m. EST.
Since taking office as chancellor in 2018, Flores’ vision for the Alamo Colleges District has been clear – eliminate poverty through education and training. Based on his personal experience as a child of migrant farmworkers who pursued education to gain economic and social mobility, Flores has dedicated his career to ensuring educational equity and access for all students in the greater San Antonio region.
Under his exceptional leadership, the Alamo Colleges District launched AlamoPROMISE, a tuition-free college program for graduating high school students in participating schools in Bexar County – one of the most significant educational initiatives implemented in the region. Flores is an advocate for student success through high-impact teaching and learning practices, and aligned with the vision for eliminating poverty, he also recently supported the launch of Student Advocacy Centers at each of the district’s five colleges and reduced tuition for students enrolled fully online.
In his presentation, Flores will provide a framework for implementing local collective impact strategies to advance equity and enhance economic mobility – sharing personal insights into how one district used this framework to drive real change in their community.
“As a lifelong advocate for educational access and opportunity, Mike Flores has devoted his career to improving the lives of students and residents of the Alamo Colleges District communities,” says Audrey Jaeger, Ph.D., W. Dallas Herring Professor with the NC State College of Education and executive director of the Belk Center. “As chancellor, his vision has empowered student success and broken economic barriers, and we are incredibly honored to have him as this year’s Dallas Herring Lecture speaker.”
The 2022 Dallas Herring Lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register online.