Cypress College announced the selection of Dr. Paul de Dios as its new vice president of student services on February 4. De Dios has been the college’s dean of counseling, student development, and admissions & records since 2007 and previously served as dean of student affairs, director of special programs and services, and coordinator/counselor of CalWORKS at Barstow Community College over an eight-year period.
De Dios is a product of the California Community College system, having earned an associate degree in sociology from Cerritos College. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in sociology from University of California, Irvine, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in counseling and education specializing in community college leadership from California State University, Long Beach. He is now a part-time lecturer in the Student Development in Higher Education Counseling Program at CSULB.
Highly involved in the community, De Dios serves as the chair of the board for the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce, and vice chair of Helping Others Prepare for Eternity (HOPE), an organization that assists abandoned and abused women and children in Garden Grove who may be experiencing food, housing, and resource insecurities. He has also been involved in various student success initiatives and projects on campus such as the Charger Experience and Pledge programs, online Counseling-Cranium Café, Holocaust Survivor Memorial Gallery, and, most recently, Connect2Cypress featuring Majors2Careers and Guided Pathways.
Congratulations to Paul de Dios on his new position at Cypress College.