Hartley, Philip


Dr. Philip Hartley served as the Academic Vice Provost for the federal system of colleges in the United Arab Emirates where he lived in Abu Dhabi. His contract with the UAE called for him to assist the 16 campus system of the Higher Colleges of Technology to fully implement a newly designed baccalaureate track programs and to guide the system toward achieving U.S. institutional accreditation. He completed his contract and returned to the U.S. in 2011. Prior to working overseas, Dr. Hartley’s career spanned 37 years of service in higher education. Phil served as President of West Valley College, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, retiring on August 1, 2009. Before his tenure at West Valley College, Phil served as Executive Vice President of College of the Canyons.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Accreditation
  • Master Planning
  • Institutional Development
  • Enrollment Management
  • Program Development
  • Policy & Procedure