Dean of Community Advancement
El Camino College
Mr. Anaya is the Dean of Community Advancement at El Camino College. He provides leadership for the Community Advancement Division, the economic and workforce development arm of the college. Jose fosters statewide partnerships among industry stakeholders, government and educators at all levels to meet the workforce needs of industry. He has also held previous statewide leadership positions as the Statewide Director for Advanced Manufacturing for the California Community Colleges Statewide Economic Development Network. Prior to joining the staff at El Camino College, he directed economic development programs at Cerritos College. Under Mr. Anaya’s guidance, Cerritos College received numerous honors and recognition related to workforce development. These included a best practices award for its partnership with Lockheed Martin and selection by the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and its partners as one of five national exemplary models for expanding postsecondary education and training opportunities for Hispanic workers. Mr. Anaya’s earlier experiences include work in the private sector with corporations such as Honeywell, ITT Industries and DataCard. He has broad experience and expertise in the areas of product design, manufacturing and management, as well as economic and workforce development. Mr. Anaya has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.