Ygnacio “Nash” Flores, EdD, MBA, MA
Dr. Ygnacio “Nash” Flores is the Coordinator for the Homeland Security program at Rio Hondo College. Formerly he was the Dean of Public Safety and Interim Dean of Business at Rio Hondo College. He also is a retired Lieutenant Commander (6490) in the US Navy and prior Senior Chief Master-At-Arms. A Gulf War veteran, he served in leadership assignments specializing in law enforcement, physical security, antiterrorism, force protection, fire protection, homeland security and emergency management. Dr. Flores earned a Doctor of Education from the University of Southern California, a Presidents & Key Executives MBA from Pepperdine University, a Master’s in Homeland Security from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master’s in International Relations from the University of San Diego. He also completed the Navy War College’s Command and Staff program, and has completed Executive Education programs at Harvard’s Kennedy School in Leadership in Crisis, Cybersecurity, and Mastering Negotiation.