Brother José Francisco Flores Gamio, FSC, was recently elected to Manhattan College’s board of trustees.
Originally from Mexico City, Brother Francisco is a Brother of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. For 38 years, he has built a distinguished academic and professional career in the educational sector.
Brother Francisco assumed the office of president/rector of the Universidad La Salle México in August 2021, becoming the 11th president of the first Lasallian university in Latin America.
He has a degree in elementary education and Spanish, as well as in religious studies and a master’s degree in strategic management of human capital.
Previous to his appointment as the president of the Universidad La Salle México, Brother Francisco served as bursar of the Antilles-South Mexico District for six years. Before that, he served as the principal of Colegio Cristóbal Colón, Escuela Cristóbal Colón, and director of the boarding school Internado Infantil Guadalupano.
Brother Francisco’s experience in governing bodies has been manifested as a member of the District Council for the Lasallian Educational Mission, and the Ongoing Formation Commission of the Antilles-Mexico South District.
In addition, he is a member of the governing boards of three Lasallian universities in Mexico: La Salle University Mexico, De La Salle University Bajio, and La Salle University Nezahualcoyotl.