Presidents of NMSU - William V. Flores
Dr. William V. Flores joined New Mexico State University in August 2001 as provost and chief academic officer. As such he was responsible for providing day-to-day leadership to the entire university and its community college campuses. He was appointed by the Board of Regents to serve as interim president in July 2003 and served as both interim president and provost.
Before coming to New Mexico State University, he taught at California State University in Fresno and in Hayward, Santa Clara University, and Stanford University where he also served as associate director of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research. He came to NMSU from Cal State Northridge where he served as dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Flores attended the University of California in Los Angeles where he graduated with a bachelor's in political science in 1970. He received his master's in political science from Stanford University in 1971 and his Ph.D. in 1987 also from Stanford University in social theory and public policy, with a focus on organizational behavior and health care policy.