About Dr. Chio Flores
Dr. Chio Flores graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Master’s in Business and received her doctorate in Higher Education from Washington State University. Her work experience spans decades, roles in which student access, success and completion were at the center of her work. The eldest child of parents who migrated to Washington from the Rio Grande Valley and Mexico, the lessons she learned during her educational and professional trajectory fueled her passion to advocate and remove barriers for disenfranchised communities. Her first position in a college setting was at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA. After she left BBCC, she held a variety of positions at Eastern Washington University and Washington State University in the areas of admissions, registration, financial aid and student services administration. Currently as Vice President at Wenatchee Valley College, she leads student services (Admissions/Registration, Financial Aid, and Education & Career Planning) including athletics, CAMP, TRiO/SSS and Campus Life, Equity and Inclusion. Chio is currently a council member for the Children’s Home Society and has served on several educationally focused boards. A former trustee for the College Board, she worked closely with educators throughout the country on issues related to preparedness, access, advocacy and policy. She also served as trustee for College Spark Washington, a foundation that supports college readiness and completion of low-income Washington state students.