PAC interim VP named president
Published: Monday, September 24, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012 17:09
Dr. Michael Flores, former interim vice president of academic affairs at Palo Alto College, was named the South Side college’s sixth president Tuesday.
Alamo Colleges at the meeting stood and clapped after the unanimous vote. District 7 trustee Yvonne Katz was absent.
Chancellor Bruce Leslie said he is looking forward to a long working relationship with Flores.
“I personally know you’re going to be a wonderful asset to my team and to the Alamo College’s family,” Leslie said.
Flores was one of two finalists for president of the college of 28 applicants.
The other finalist was Dr. Ernst Roberts, faculty member and former interim president at El Paso Community College.
“The vision is really to bring everybody around the table, students, faculty and staff, to kind of identify how we can enhance student success in various ways, and that’s related to engagement,” Flores said in an interview Tuesday.
Flores has been part of Palo Alto for 13 years and has had various roles including dean of institutional effectiveness and community development, vice president of college services and vice president of student services.
He is the son of Ruben Flores, retired dean of evening, weekend and distance education at this college.
He said the college is planning to have an all-college conversation during Employee Development Day Oct. 24.