Mike Flores, Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs, Palo Alto College in Texas

As an Achieving the Dream Data Coach, Mike Flores consults with community colleges in Arkansas and Michigan, working collaboratively with stakeholders to increase student performance.

Prior to his role with Achieving the Dream, Dr. Flores served as vice president for administration, dean and director of institutional effectiveness and grants. During approximately 16 years of experience in educational administration, Dr. Flores has honed his expertise in program design, evaluation, and research. He was selected as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow in 2005-2006, spending the Spring 2006 term at the City University of New York (CUNY) LaGuardia Community College in Queens. Dr. Flores has also worked with numerous community-based organizations in San Antonio, Houston and Chicago and presented nationally at numerous higher education conferences regarding student evaluation and performance.

Dr. Flores lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife Martha, a talented art director and budding children’s book author, and their beautiful daughter Mara Zoe.

Educational Background: Dr. Flores holds a Ph.D. in educational administration with an emphasis in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin Community College Leadership Program; a M.S. in political science from Illinois State University; and a B.A. in political science from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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