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Who Is Stan Arterberry

Stan Arterberry HeadshotStan Arterberry worked 35 years in higher education and 34 years in the California Community College system. He served as a Community College CEO for 20 years and reported to a Community College Governing Board for 19 years. He fully understands the responsibility of Board members and will hold College staff accountable to achieve student success. He is committed to affordable, accessible educational/workforce training programs, quality student support services, and equitable state fiscal support for Maricopa Colleges. Before taking action on any recommendations from staff, he will ask “How does this recommendation promote/contribute to Student Success?”

Stan Arterberry, Emeritus

Chancellor, West Valley-Mission Community College District Superintendent/President, Solano Community College Mr. Arterberry retired in July 2008 after serving a six-year tenure as Chancellor for the West Valley-Mission Community College District (22,000 students, 368 Faculty, $140M Budget) in Santa Clara County, CA. In 2008, Mr. Arterberry formed the firm of ARTERBERRY & ASSOCIATES an educational consulting firm providing services in such areas as, community college executive searches, strategic planning, organizational review, educational master planning, community college executive coaching and seminars/training for community college trustees, administrators, staff and students. In June 2016, Dr. Deborah G. Blue joined the firm and it was incorporated as ARTERBERRY BLUE & ASSOCIATES, LLC. Mr. Arterberry served as a Senior Search Consultant for the highly respected Executive Search firm of Ralph Andersen & Associates from 2008 to 2016. He brings a total of more than 35 years in higher education, serving the last 20 years as a California Community College CEO.

Other Community College positions held by Mr. Arterberry include Superintendent / President of Solano Community College (1994- 2002), President of Merritt College (1993 – 1994), and Superintendent / President for the West Hills Community College District (1988 – 1993). He has prior experience serving as Dean of Student Services and Dean of Community Based Education for West Hills Community College, and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Riverside City College. His instructional experience includes Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ethnic Studies and History at Riverside Community College and Instructor of Sociology at Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, Tx.

Mr. Arterberry currently serves as a Leadership Coach for the national community college program “Achieve the Dream” through the University of Texas. Achieve the Dream programs assist Community Colleges to focus on student success. Mr. Arterberry has served on numerous community-based organizations boards.

Upon retirement, Mr. Arterberry was awarded the Harry Buttimer Distinguished Administrator Award by the Association of California Community College Administrators. The Buttimer Award is the Association’s oldest and most prestigious award. In addition, he was recognized with various California State Assembly Resolutions and he was listed in the Congressional Records.

Education

  • Certificate in Management Harvard University Institute for Educational Management, Boston, MA (1992)
  • Masters of Arts in Sociology Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA (1972-1973)
  • Bachelors of Arts in Sociology Whittier College, Whittier, CA (1970-1972)
  • Honorary Associate Degree (2006), Imperial Valley Junior College, Imperial, California (1967-1969)
  • Brawley Union High School, Brawley, California (1964-1967)

California Community College Credentials

  • Community College Chief Administrative Officer Credential #318113
  • Community College Supervisory Credential #218558
  • Community College Student Personnel Credential #318114
  • Community College Instructor Credential #63679
  • Community College Limited Services Credential Physical Education #237378

Previous Statewide and Community Professional Affiliations

  • Workforce Investment Board, Solano County
  • Fairfield Blue Ribbon Tax Committee
  • Vacaville Select Committee on City and School Relations
  • Vallejo Economic Visioning Committee
  • Solano Private Industry Council; Youth Roundtable
  • Vacaville Youth Round Table
  • Vacaville Chamber of Commerce Education Committee
  • Solano County Educational/Business Alliance
  • Solano County Partnership for 21st Century
  • Solano Napa United Way
  • Solano Economic Development Corporation
  • Executive Forum
  • Solano-Napa Human Services Leadership Council Community
  • College League of California – ACES Committee
  • American Red Cross – Board of Directors
  • Vallejo Chamber – Education Roundtable
  • California Community College Economic Development: Ex. Committee
  • California Community College Administrators – Board of Directors
  • Mare Island Education Consortium
  • Alameda County Economic Development Program
  • Alameda County Industry Education Council
  • Oakland Chamber of Commerce: Education/Job Committee
  • East Bay Conversion and Re-investment Commission
  • East Bay Career/PRO
  • Education and Job Creation
  • Partnership for Education and Economic Recovery
  • Center for Applied Cultural Studies & Educational Achievement at S. F. State University
  • California Association of Community Colleges/ Commission on Student Services
  • Community College League of California/Commission on Staff Development and Trustees
  • Student Services Administrator Representative for Region V
  • Fresno Director United Way
  • City of Lemoore Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors
  • Commission on Student Services – CCLC – Chair
  • American Association of Community and Junior Colleges
  • American Sociological Association
  • Bank of America Achievement Awards – Chair
  • California Community College Football Association
  • California Teachers Association
  • Fresno/Kings County Private Industry Council
  • Kings County Cultural Arts Council
  • Coalinga, Los Gatos and Lemoore Rotary Club
  • Riverside City College – Accreditation Committee
  • Veterans Affairs – West Hills College District
  • Matriculation Coordinator – West Hills College District
  • Riverside Mental Health Advisory Board
  • Matriculation Coordinator – West Hills College District
  • Staff Advisor to Progressive Black Student Association at Riverside City College
  • Valley Regional Occupational Program
  • EOPS Advisory Committee – West Hills College District
  • Coordinator – Emergency Medical Training – West Hills College District
  • California Community College Council on Community Services and Continuing Education
  • Coordinator – GED – West Hills College District
  • Athletic Director – West Hills College District
  • Veterans Affairs – West Hills College District
  • Matriculation Coordinator – West Hills College District
  • California Teachers Association
  • Fresno/Kings County Private Industry Council
  • Kings County Cultural Arts Council
  • Riverside City College – Accreditation Committee
  • Riverside Mental Health Advisory Board
  • Staff Advisor to Progressive Black Student Association at Riverside City College
  • Valley Regional Occupational Program
  • EOPS Advisory Committee – West Hills College District
  • Coordinator – Emergency Medical Training – West Hills College District
  • California Community College Council on Community Services and Continuing Education
  • Coordinator – GED – West Hills College District