2018 Lifetime Leadership Award Recipient

Antonio R. Flores, PhD

Antonio R. Flores has served as president and CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) for twenty years. Flores has been a leading voice of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Advocacy efforts have garnered over $3 billion in federal funding for HSIs.

HACU’s membership represents more than 470 colleges and universities that collectively serve two-thirds of the 3.5 million Hispanic students in U.S. higher education across 38 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. HACU affiliates 36 leading higher education institutions in Latin America and Spain.

Flores has received numerous recognitions and honors for his contributions to higher education. Flores received his Master of Arts degree in counseling and personnel from Western Michigan University in 1977, after receiving undergraduate degrees in business administration and elementary education from Universidad de Guadalajara and Universidad Nacional Pedagógia, Mexico. He earned a Phd. in higher education administration from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.