ELP Alumnus First Latino Chancellor of Alamo Colleges

March 9, 2018

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Ruben "Mike" Flores

On March 3, 2018, Ruben “Mike” Flores, Ph.D. ’01, was officially appointed as the next chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District by their Board of Trustees. Flores will be the five-campus district’s first Latino chancellor, beginning his tenure on Oct. 1, 2018.

Flores is a 2001 graduate of the College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP) at The University of Texas at Austin. He has served as president of the Alamo Colleges’ Palo Alto College since 2012.

According to a recent article in San Antonio Express newspaper, Flores’ parents were first-generation college students, and his father went on to become a dean at San Antonio College.

ELP Department Chair Victor Saenz shares the following: “We applaud and congratulate Dr. Flores on his well-deserved appointment as chancellor of the Alamo Colleges. He is the latest example of the strong legacy of executive leaders that our department has cultivated over the years. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with the Alamo Colleges in the years ahead.”