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Student Development Division


Division Purpose

Our purpose is to encourage students’ intellectual curiosity, personal growth and healthy life habits by promoting self-awareness, self-determination, and self-reliance to assist students in successfully navigating the educational landscape. 


The division faculty and staff will nurture a vibrant college life, an environment characterized by mutual understanding, respect, and care in which students participate not only in their course work interact with and engage with other students, faculty, staff and the campus community at large.


Guiding Principals

  • Student development and success is the top priority.
  • Mutual respect is the basis for all healthy interaction.
  • Cultural humility and appreciation for diversity is essential.
  • Empowerment of student, staff and faculty benefits the campus community.
  • Leadership opportunities are provided to foster growth and excellence in both professional and academic endeavors.
  • Providing positive compassionate customer service is valued highly.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Student Development Division at De Anza College is to provide high quality and comprehensive support services and activities to meet the academic, social development and health needs of De Anza College students.


Contact Us

Michele LeBleu-Burns
Dean of Student Development & EOPS

Phone 408.864.8828
Email Berta Pace, Division Admin



The Division of Student Development division will:

  • Promote the academic success, retention, graduation and transfer of De Anza students.
  • Demonstrate a spirit of collaboration and teamwork among faculty, staff, and students.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with instructional divisions and campus learning resources to enhance student learning and promote academic excellence.
  • Strengthen collaborative relationships with other student service areas that promote the retention and success of students.
  • Foster with the local community to share resources and encourage students’ commitment to civic engagement and community development.
  • Address the student services and learning needs of a diverse student population.
  • Offer educational programming and co-curricular activities to facilitate students’ college readiness, leadership abilities, conflict resolution skills, cultural competence and academic success.
  • Provide avenues for students to become engaged and build connections to the campus community.
  • Provide a safe, non-threatening environment where students know that confidentiality will be maintained.
  • Educate De Anza Students on a variety of health and lifestyle issues by various means and modalities

Student Development Division
Building: Hinson Campus Center, Lower Level
Contact: Michele LeBleu Burns
Phone: 408.864.8828

Last Updated: 7/7/16