Antonio R. Flores has served as president and CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) for over twenty years. Flores has been a leading voice of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Advocacy efforts have garnered over $4 billion in federal funding for HSIs.
HACU’s membership represents more than 500 colleges and universities that collectively serve two-thirds of the nearly 4 million Hispanic students in U.S. higher education across 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and includes 28 leading universities in Latin America and Spain.
Flores has received numerous recognitions and honors for his contributions to higher education. Flores earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He also received a Master of Arts degree in counseling and personnel from Western Michigan University, and undergraduate degrees in business administration and elementary education from Universidad de Guadalajara and Centro Normal Regional, Mexico, respectively.