CAM Chancellor to deliver 2022 Dallas Herring Lecture
The Alamo Colleges District Chancellor will deliver Dallas Herring Conference 2022
Presentation by Mike Flores, Community Colleges in Action, examines local collective impact strategies to advance equity and improve economic mobility
The NC State College of Education and the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research are pleased to announce that Mike Flores, Ph.D., Chancellor of the Alamo College District, will deliver the 2022 Dallas Herring Lecture.
Held in honor of W. Dallas Herring, the annual event invites community college leaders from across the country to address pressing and emerging topics, define how to solve problems, and propose a way forward. The 2022 conference, titled Community Colleges in Action: Advancing Equity and Increasing Economic Mobility Using Local Collective Impact Strategieswill take place virtually on Tuesday, November 8 from 1-3 p.m. EST.
Since taking office as Chancellor in 2018, Flores’ vision for the Alamo College District has been clear: to eradicate poverty through education and training. Based on his personal experience as the child of migrant farm workers who pursued education to gain economic and social mobility, Flores has dedicated his career to ensuring equity and access to education for all. students from the greater San Antonio area.
Under his outstanding leadership, the Alamo College District launched AlamoPROMISE, a tuition-free university program for high school seniors at participating schools in Bexar County – one of the most significant educational initiatives implemented in the region. Flores is an advocate for student success through high-impact teaching and learning practices, and aligned with the vision of ending poverty, he has also recently supported the launch of Student Advocacy Centers at each of the five colleges in the district and reduced tuition for students enrolled entirely online. .
In her presentation, Flores will provide a framework for implementing local collective impact strategies to advance equity and improve economic mobility – sharing personal insights into how one district has used this framework to bring about real change in his community.
“As a lifelong advocate for educational access and opportunity, Mike Flores has dedicated his career to improving the lives of students and residents of communities in the Alamo College District,” says Audrey Jaeger , Ph.D., W. Dallas Herring Professor at the NC State College of Education and Executive Director of the Belk Center. “As Chancellor, his vision enabled student success and broke down economic barriers, and we are incredibly honored to have him as this year’s Dallas Herring Lecture speaker.”
The 2022 Dallas Herring Conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register online.