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Dr. Paul R. de Dios

Counseling and Student Development

Title: Dean of Counseling, Student Development, and Admissions & Records


Phone: 714-484-7335

Location: Student Center - 2nd Floor




My name is Paul de Dios. I am the Dean of Counseling, Student Development, and Admissions & Records at Cypress College. I have administrative oversight of the following 18 student services departments:

  • Admissions & Records
  • Articulation
  • Assessment Center
  • Career Planning Center/Adult Re-Entry
  • Counseling Center
  • Disability Support Services 
  • Dual Enrollment (co)
  • Honors (Counseling component)
  • International Students Program
  • Student Success and Support Program
    • Charger Experience
  • Outreach (co)
  • Photo ID
  • Puente Program
  • Student Discipline
  • Student Equity
  • Transfer Center
  • Welcome Center

I joined Cypress College in 2007 after eight years working at Barstow Community College. I served in various leadership roles including Dean of Student Affairs, Director of Special Programs and Services, and Coordinator/Counselor of CalWORKs from 1999-2007.

I hold an associate's degree in Sociology from Cerritos College, bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of California, Irvine, master’s degree in Counseling and doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from California State University, Long Beach.

Last but not least, I was a community college student and can certainly understand your journey at this point in your life.  You are one step closer to one of many degrees.  Don't lose hope and let us help you reach your goals.

If you have any questions, I encourage you to contact me so I may assist you further.

Go Chargers!



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