Flores named Dean for Academic Programs
LEWISTON, Idaho - Mary Flores has been named Dean for Academic Programs at Lewis-Clark State College.
Flores has been serving as Chair of the Humanities Division at LC since 2005. She was interim chair from 2004-2005.
LC President J. Anthony (Tony) Fernandez said Flores will provide outstanding leadership as the new dean.
"Mary is uniquely qualified for service in this role, which has become more critical to us with each passing month," said Fernandez. "Statewide initiatives on core reform and remediation could impact LCSC tremendously this year. With her passion for general education, her understanding of developmental education, and her experience working with our students, no one could be more poised for success in this role."
Flores was hired as an Assistant Professor and Director of Composition in the LC English Department in 1988. In 2001 she was promoted to Associate Professor. Flores earned her B.A. in English and Secondary Education at the University of Oregon and her M.A. in Literature at the University of Michigan.
She has received numerous awards during her career as an educator at LCSC, including the President's Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2000, the Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award in 1993, and the LCSC School of Arts & Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award in 1990.
"It has been a privilege, for 24 years, to participate in Lewis-Clark State College's mission to deliver high-quality, student-centered education to a diverse student body," Flores said. "In partnership with faculty, staff, and administration, I am honored to continue that tradition of excellence in this new leadership role."