Two Alumni Honored for Their Work as Texas Superintendents

Michael Hinojosa, Ed.D. ‘01, and Steve Flores, Ph.D. ‘01, have been recognized as leaders in education for 2020. Both are graduates of the Cooperative Superintendency Program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy.

Hinojosa, superintendent of Dallas ISD, was selected from among 20 big-city school district superintendents from across the nation to receive the Green-Garner award, the nation’s highest honor in urban education leadership. The recognition honors an outstanding superintendent or school board member, in alternating years, from 76 of the nation’s largest urban public school systems.

Flores, superintendent of Round Rock ISD, was named the 2020 Texas PTA Superintendent of the Year, a year after being named the Central Texas Superintendent of the Year by the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Victor Saenz, chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, said, “These significant recognitions for our CSP alumni are reflective of the legacy of excellence in our executive leadership training programs. We are proud of their achievements as they signify that our program is shaping the educational opportunities of thousands of schoolchildren in the state of Texas.”

Both Hinojosa and Flores were commended for their support of students and the improvements made in their districts.