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Steve Donley , B.S. , J.D. , LLD , M.B.A.

Career Technical Education

Title: Dean of Career Technical Education & Economic Development


Phone: 714-484-7233

Location: Career Technical Education, Division Office, TE1-207




My name is Dr. Steve Donley. Since 2000, I have been the Dean of Career Technical Education & Economic Development at Cypress College. My main responsibilities include oversight of the Career Technical Education Division, consisting of eight academic departments, including Administration of Justice, Airline Travel Careers, Aviation, Automotive Technology, Automotive Collision Repair, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration, Hotel, Restaurant & Culinary Arts, and Marine Service Technology. I also coordinate the College's Economic and Workforce Development initiatives, administer the College's state and federal grants, and facilitate the California Community College System Office's program and course approvals for the College. I am also the dean responsible for Distance Education at Cypress College.

I hold degrees in Architecture, Law, and Business Administration. I am a licensed Architect and member of the American Institute of Architects, and an Attorney at Law, licensed to practice in California, and elsewhere.

I joined the Cypress College full-time faculty in 1996 after more than 20 years of private law practice, and a short retirement. As a lawyer, my practice was limited to business, real property, construction, land use, and zoning law. My main clientele included architects, engineers, developers, builders, and contractors.

During my years of law practice, and before joining Cypress College full time, I taught business law as an adjunct instructor at both Cypress and Fullerton Colleges. With over thirty years of teaching and educational administration experience, I have come to enjoy the interaction I have with faculty, staff, administration, and most of all with the students. I encourage you to contact me anytime in person, or by telephone or email.

Best wishes.



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