Economic Development Dean
Dr. Deborah diCesare, Dean of Academic Affairs & Economic Development, leads the planning, development and implementation of a comprehensive educational response to the needs and expectations of business, industry, the community and its organizations.
She is responsible for Basic Skills, CalWORKs, Continuing Education NonCredit, Earth Science and Anthropology, Extension, Job Training, Writing Center, VCAP and a host of grant projects. In addition she promotes partnerships with business, industry, labor, community-based organizations and government on behalf of the college. Dr. diCesare monitors and assesses labor market and economic changes in the college service area and initiates, with the help of other college personnel, programs and services that respond to those identified needs.
Dr. diCesare serves on numerous business organization boards and committees including LAEDC (Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation) Board of Governors, Economic Alliance, and VICA (Valley Industry and Commerce Association).
Grant Proposal Process
The Dean of Academic Affairs and Economic Development is dedicated to assisting Los Angeles Valley College faculty and staff in obtaining external grant funding. For resources, visit the Grants Committee webpage.
Dr. Deborah diCesare