Dr. Noël Bezette-Flores is a dynamic community and educational leader. In 2002, she earned her master’s degree in Education Administration and Supervision at the University of Houston, and in 2010, was awarded a Ph.D. in Education Psychology and Individual Differences, also at the University of Houston.
For the last decade, Dr. Bezette-Flores has actively engaged the community with outreach, winning regional, state, and national honors for her service. She developed partnerships and supervised students in school districts and nonprofits, resulting in awards from the Texas State Teachers Association and the National Education Association. In 2001, she was appointed as Assistant Dean and Director of Advising for the College of Public Service at the University of Houston-Downtown. In 2012, Dr. Flores was appointed as Executive Director for the Center for Public Service and Family Strengths at the University of Houston-Downtown’s College of Public Service, where she oversaw civic engagement and service-learning projects. Her work in this capacity culminated in the institution attaining the prestigious Carnegie Foundation Classification for an Engaged University.
Currently, Dr. Bezette-Flores is CEO of Innovate at Work, a consulting firm for community based development, strategical reorganization, and leadership development. Dr. Bezette-Flores’ commitment to community service is well established. She co-founded Citizenship Month Houston, serves as a METRO Academy Community Partner and is active in the Mayor’s Office of New Americans, the United Nations Association Board-Houston, HGI counseling centers, and Volunteer Houston, among other organizations.