1992 Inductee - Daniel L. Flores

1992 Inductee - Daniel L. Flores

Inducted into the 1992 Mexican American Hall of Fame
Daniel Flores credits two major influences with nurturing his desire to be of service to humankind; the security and solidarity of his family and his father’s service to people as a minister for the Latin American Assemblies of God Churches.

As one of two Hispanic counselors at San Joaquin Delta College, Flores has shaped and influenced the lives of many students however; he has a special commitment to Hispanic students. During his twenty two years of service he has been the quintessential counselor. From his beginning days as an EOPS counselor to his current role as a general counselor he provided invaluable leadership as a trailblazer in what are now considered model programs in California. He helped bring the successful Puente Project to campus paving the ay for the now equally successful Success Within Reach for minorities. He was the first ethnic minority head coach of a major sport at Delta College, baseball. He has provided strong leadership on numerous campus committees. He has served two terms as President of the Delta College Hispanic Employees Association.

In addition to his work on campus, Flores has dedicated his life to being a moral and political force in the community. Flores’ community involvement includes Trustee for the San Joaquin Local Health District, Board member of United Way, Chairperson of the Health Systems Agency, member of Community Involvement Program Advisory Board ,Board member of Council for the Spanish Speaking , Member of Confederation of Mexican American Organizations, player and coach for Club Mexico, Cal-Mex Baseball League, member and officer for AMAE, Association of Mexican-American Educators, volunteer for Su Salud, Officer of Hispanics for Political Action, member of Mexican Americans United for Political Action, member of the UOP student’s at Risk Conference, and volunteer for the Adelante Mujer Conference, Currently, President of the State Association for Hispanic Counselors (CADC), Third Vice President for UOP’s Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity, Charter member and Treasurer for Hispanic Mental Health Professionals of S.J. County.

Flores has also received recognition for his efforts and they are as follows: Full athletic scholarship to the University of the Pacific; volunteer of the year Health Systems Agency 1981; key to the City of Stockton-1984; Hispanics for Political Action Award 1984; Recognition Award “Somos El Futuro” Concilio 1989. Flores states the award he best cherishes the most is the knowledge that his past efforts in helping start programs, which reach out to assist people, have persisted and continue to help people, HEP, CIP.

Flores attended schools in cities of San Antonio and El Paso, Texas. He moved to the Lodi area at the age of fifteen surviving the economic woes as an agricultural worker. Flores graduated in 1964 from Lodi High School and the family established their home base in East Stockton. Flores received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in P.E. and Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from UOP.