The Hon. Rev. Dr. Michael C. Flores has been teaching at the college level since 1996, and at Cypress College since 2000. He is a credentialed instructor in the State of California. He is also one of the few instructors on campus who has taught at the k-12 level, who began teaching in 1991. A former librarian, he also sits as a trustee on the board of the Ontario-Montclair School District. He is also the project manager for the North Orange County Community College District's new Faculty Internship programme, mentoring new and upcoming academic faculty into community college teaching positions. He is a member of CTA's State Council, representing higher education, and sits on various committees on campus, in the district, and on behalf of various organisations, such as ASCCC, CCA/CTA/NEA, CLSBA, CSBA, and FACCC. He has volunteered for nearly two decades with the Forgiving for Living, Inc., foundation, serving disadvantaged youth, and assisting with their preparation for college. He is a registered Republican, and is active with traditional Progressivist causes. An ordained Universalist minister, he is a member of the United Methodist Church, and is a single parent, raising his children alone. He is allergic to cats and hypocrisy; if you have either, please refrain from approaching him.