Dr. Flores elected chair of the Governing Board of the HACU
October 26, 2022
Dr. Mike Flores, Alamo Colleges District Chancellor, has been elected the 2022-2023 chair of the Governing Board of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).
“Now, more than ever, HACU’s role is vital as we collectively champion Hispanic higher education success by advocating for federal funding and learning opportunities to better meet the needs of our diverse populations,” said Flores. “I am honored to take on this role, alongside the newly elected HACU governing board members, to help our Hispanic students across the country succeed.”
Today, HACU represents more than 500 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and U.S. school districts. Thousands of young Hispanics benefit from HACU's internships, scholarships, college retention and advancement programs, pre-collegiate support, and career development opportunities and programs.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mike Flores as chair of HACU’s Governing Board. We have had the privilege of working with Mike as a board member and his unwavering commitment to HACU makes him the ideal person to lead our Association’s governance,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “HACU also welcomes five new members to our board who are all champions of Hispanic education. We look forward to working with them.”
Dr. Flores assumed the role of chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District on Oct. 1, 2018, after unanimous vote by the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees. With more than 20 years of service to the Alamo Colleges District, Dr. Flores possesses the distinction of being the ninth appointed chancellor and the first Hispanic chancellor in the district’s history. He has served as a member of the HACU Governing Board since 2014.
All five of the Alamo Colleges are designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) with one holding the unique distinction as both an HSI and a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).
Several of the Alamo Colleges consistently rank in lists for the top community colleges for serving the highest number of Hispanic/Latino students and associate degrees granted to Hispanic/Latino students. Over 66% of Alamo Colleges District students are Hispanic. Nearly half of its students are considered economically disadvantaged and 73% rely on financial aid and scholarships to pay tuition.
To see a full list of the HACU Governing Board members and to read more about the announcement, click here.