STUDENT ENGAGEMENT TEAM BIOS
Dr. Juan Carlos Astorga, Dean of Student Engagement and Acting Vice President of Student Services
Dean Astorga has over 25 years of experience in higher education having worked at the public, private and community college level. He previously served as the Dean of Specially Funded Programs for LA Southwest College where he oversaw grant funded programs and served as the Director of TRIO Programs at Mt San Antonio College, where he supervised the Upward Bound and Student Support Services Programs. Dean Astorga earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies and Psychology from the UC San Diego, and a master's degree in Education with an emphasis in Multicultural Counseling from San Diego State University. He graduated with his Ed.D. in Higher Education with a specialization in Community College Leadership from Cal State Fullerton. Dean Astorga and his wife are proud parents of two children.
At LA Pierce College, Dean Astorga oversees the following areas: Student Conduct/Discipline, Student Health Center, Special Services, Center for Academic Success, Child Development Center, and the LA Pierce College Library. Dean Astorga also serves as the co-advisor for the Associated Students Organization (ASO).