The Alumni Fellows program recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers. The program is sponsored by the Dean's Council, the Office of the President and the K-State Alumni Association.
2018 Alumni Fellow
Rolando A. Flores, Ph.D.
Flores, Las Cruces, New Mexico, is the dean and chief administrative officer in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University.
Flores is a Water for Food Institute faculty global fellow and an active member of the American Association of Cereal Chemists International and the Institute of Food Technologists.
Prior to coming to NMSU, Rolando was professor and head of the Department of Food Science and Technology; and director of The Food Processing Center, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He has also served on the faculty at Iowa State University and K-State.
In 2017, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award from K-State’s Department of Grain Science and Industry. He has two daughters: Andrea and Ana Catalina.
Flores earned a doctorate in grain science and industry with specialization in international trade from K-State in 1989.