Vice President and Dean of Students

Joel PerezDr. Joel Pérez joined Whittier College in March 2015. 

From the start of his career, Pérez has led efforts on all the campuses he has served to create a more inclusive community. This has entailed mentoring students as well as developing programs designed to assist all students in being successful in their academic pursuits. Pérez is no stranger to Southern California as he held posts at Pomona College as Associate Director, Smith Campus Center and Student Programs and at Chapman University, where he was Resident Director.

Pérez holds a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University, a master’s in education from Azusa Pacific University and a bachelor’s degree from Biola University. 


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