(Flores, Nicholas E - 2015) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service
Now in his third term as department chair, Professor Flores has demonstrated dedicated service and leadership in advancing the teaching and research mission of his department, earning the respect of his colleagues both within his department and in the wider campus community. In the area of student advisement and mentoring, Professor Flores has excelled at preparing graduate students for successful careers in this field. He has placed students at internships and positions at NREL and other environmental research organizations. As chair, Flores has been especially active in securing external support for his department. He has been indefatigable in meeting with alumni, friends and supporters of the university both locally and across the nation, telling the story of his department and creating opportunities for potential donors to contribute to its future success. The results have been remarkable: since Flores became chair, eight new endowments totaling $4.9 million have been established for economics. In service to the profession, Flores has been a member of the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency since 2009, lending his expertise to the EPA on the value of water in the U.S. economy and on methodologies used in the economic analysis of environmental policies.