The Office of Vice President of Student Services

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Dr. Paul de Dios serves as the Vice President of Student Services at Cypress College. In this position as the Chief Student Services Officer, he is responsible for all student services departments (listed below).

Since 2007, Dr. de Dios has served as the Dean of Counseling, Student Development, and Admissions & Records at Cypress College; prior to joining the college, he served for 8 years as Dean of Student Affairs, Director of Special Programs and Services (EOPS, CARE, DSS and Student Equity), and Coordinator/Counselor of CalWORKs at Barstow Community College.

Dr. de Dios is involved in the community serving as the Immediate Past-Chair of the Board for the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce, and Chair of the Board for 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 at Cypress College such as the Charger Experience/Pledge Programs, online Counseling – Cranium Café, Holocaust Survivor Memorial Gallery, and most recently, Connect2Cypress featuring Majors2Career and Guided Pathways.

Dr. de Dios is a product of the California Community College system.  He earned an associate degree in sociology from Cerritos College, bachelor’s degree in sociology from UC Irvine, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in counseling and education – specializing in community college leadership from California State University, Long Beach.

He enjoys spending time and traveling with his two sons –Andres (18) and Alejandro (14).

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Contact the Vice President of Student Services

Dr. Paul de Dios
Vice President of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator
Cypress College Complex, Office 322
T: (714) 484-7335

Gloria Ortega
Executive Assistant
Cypress College Complex, Office 322
T: (714) 484-7486