Flores tapped to lead South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

Dr. Hector E. Flores has been tapped as the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics’ new president.


Hector Flores  

Dr. Hector E. Flores has been tapped as the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics’ (GSSM) new president.

Flores began serving in this capacity on April 15. He is the school’s third president.

“I’m incredibly excited to begin this new chapter at the Governor’s School,” Flores said. “This school is truly changing the future of education in South Carolina.”

Flores earned master’s and Ph.D. degrees in biology from Yale University; he also holds a master’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a bachelor’s degree from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru.  

Flores’ resume includes stints as a professor at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Arkansas State University and Pennsylvania State University, dean at Texas State University and Arkansas State University and visiting scientist at the National Science Foundation. He has served as the dean of graduate studies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) since 2011.

“GSSM is a really special place and I’m glad I’m here,” Flores said.

The  South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics is a two-year, public, residential high school in Hartsville, specializing in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with an emphasis on economics and entrepreneurship.

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