Jaime Flores is a dynamic higher education administrator who embraces servant leadership principles thereby creating an environment that nurtures excellence, high performance and public service. He earned a master’s in international relations and a master’s in English from the City College of New York/CUNY plus a bachelor’s degree in literature from Purchase College/SUNY.
Currently, Jaime is the Academic Division Director of the School of Arts & Media, Humanities & Social Sciences at Middlesex Community College. The school is comprised of the following disciplines: Anthropology, Art, Communications, Digital Arts, Early Childhood Education, Economics, English, History, Human Services, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Spanish. He also supervises professional, technical and support staff in performing the administrative and technology work of the school. He is adept at managing and leading a complex unit governed by collective bargaining agreements.
Jaime also manages the Center for New Media, a $1.7 million, 6,000-square-foot facility that includes video and sound production studios, editing labs and classrooms outfitted with some of the newest technology available. The Center for New Media offers innovative associate degrees in broadcast-cinema, multimedia, graphic design and communication, as well as job-based certificate programs in areas such as interactive entertainment, gaming, 3D animation, new media production, news and sports production, corporate media and web design.
Before coming to Middlesex Community College, Jaime was the chairperson of the English and Communications Department at Miami Dade College-Kendall Campus. He supervised the Writing Center, which served approximately 10,000 visits per year, and worked closely with its lab manager and team of tutors to support students and faculty with their writing and research goals.
Jaime believes administrators are the glue that holds departments together in a functioning whole. Depending on the situation, they are the leaders or the enablers who help faculty and staff carry out their various missions. They provide leadership, as well as coordination and coherence, in the development of new programs and new curricula. They assure standards of excellence in teaching and service.
Among his awards are the Learning Community Recognition Award (Broward College), NEH Fellow, Africa and the Americas Program (Westchester Community College) and Teaching Excellence Award (Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies). Jamie is a member of the Association for Talent Development and the Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE). He enjoys tennis, hiking and reading books.