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Jose Ayana

Dean of Community College Advancement
El Camino College
13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: 310-973-3163
Email: janaya@elcamino.edu


Jose AnayaJose has a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnics University, Pomona and an MBA from the University of Southern California.  In addition to his experience in the educational arena, he also has extensive experience in the private sector at corporations such as Honeywell, ITT Industries and DataCard.   Jose has broad experience in product designs, manufacturing and management.   Prior to joining Cerritos College, Jose managed a Small Business Development Center responsible for providing training, consulting and financing to start-ups and small businesses.


Since joining Cerritos College, Jose has worked on developing programs to meet the workforce need of industry in the Los Angeles area.  His center has been instrumental in securing grants from the California State Chancellor’s Office to develop programs in material science, manufacturing and technical career exploration for middle and high school students.  On a national level, Cerritos College is involved in two National Sciences Foundation grants with Edmonds Community College focused on creating a National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education and developing industry specific certificates in composites technology.


Jose is also an adjunct instructor at Cerritos College in the Business Administration Department and has been teaching Business Management courses since 2005.