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John Howe
Retired Professor: Management, Marketing, International Business, and PSI
I graduated from Santa Ana College in 1969 and continued my education at California State University, Long Beach where I received a bachelor's Degree in Marketing and a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management.  During my college years, I owned and operated a retail store, a manufacturing plant, and a service business.  I began teaching as a part-time faculty member in 1974 and was hired into the full-time faculty in 1976.
Over the years, I have been involved in numerous curriculum development projects.  My first was the development of the Human Resources Management Degree and Certificate Programs.  After becoming the Director of Management and Marketing in 1980, I developed the Public Service Institute Business Seminars Program.  The development of this program involved working closely with the city managers and training directors of the cities of Santa Ana, Orange, and Garden Grove along with the department heads of the County of Orange.  The result was an ongoing program that offers over 200 seminars per year with enrollments of approximately 5,000 employees of our local public service agencies.
I became the Assistant Dean of Science and Technology in 1985 where I worked closely with the Machine Technology and Engineering Departments on the development of the Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and the Computer Aided Drafting/Computer Aided Machining (CAD/CAM) programs.  During this time I served as: Chair of the College Micro Computer Advisory Committee charged with the setting of standards for district computer hardware and software; Chair of the Administrative Liaison Committee representing the administrative staff; and co-chaired the Governance Committee to develop the new governance structure for the college and the district.
In 1990, I became Dean of Business and coordinated the move of the classrooms, faculty offices, and division office to the portable buildings while the new Chavez Building was under construction.  I worked with the architects and contractors on the design, construction, and furnishing of the new 'A' building and then coordinated the move of the division into the building.  During this time, I coordinated the development and implementation of the federal grant that resulted in our very successful International Business Program.

I returned to the faculty and the classroom (my first love) in 1997.  I served as Department Chair, PSI Business Seminar Faculty Coordinator, and Academic Senator from 1997 to 2005.  During that period my  curriculum projects included E-Commerce, the Web Marketing Program, and the Retail Management Program certified by the Western Association of Food Chains, a new Small Business Entrepreneurship Program to be offered through the Public Service Institute, and the Entertainment Industry Management Certificate Program.


I retired from full-time service in December 2009 and continue as an adjunct professor with the Public Service Institute and the Disney College Program.

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