Pacific Coast Business Times Honors Provost with Latino Business Award

AUSB Provost and CEO, Dr. William Flores, has been honored as one of the 2017 recipients of a Latino Business Award, presented by the Pacific Coast Business Times.

Flores will honored alongside other higher education leaders -including Arturo Hernandez of Ventura County Community College District, Danna Tejada-Baquero of Cuesta College, and Veronica Guerrero of California Lutheran University – at an award ceremony and dinner on Thursday, July 20 at 5:30pm. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach. Tickets are $45 per person.

Dr. Flores was interviewed for a profile in the June 23 issue of PCBT, available by subscription in print or online. In the interview, Flores said, “We want to educate not just graduates, but the citizens of tomorrow that are educated, ethical and engaged, and that are committed to make this country a better place.” To do that, Flores shared in the article that students will need “21st century skills” like problem solving, critical thinking, and cultural knowledge to complement growing mechanization and a wealth of computing power that can fit in a pocket.

He commented that the way he has learned to gauge student success as a higher education leader is asking, “not just did they graduate and get a job, but five and ten years out, are they being promoted, are they starting new businesses, and do they still feel that their degree helped them succeed. That’s the key.”

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