Stuart Van Horn


Stuart Van Horn is Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Workforce Development for West Hills Community College District. In fall 2016, he also served as interim President of West Hills College Coalinga. Recently, he was named the next Chancellor of the West Hills Community College District, effective July 2017. In his 32nd year of community college service, his present duties include leading the implementation of strategies and direction of efforts for the following WHCCD departments: Educational Services, Workforce Development, Curriculum, Child Development Centers, Categorical funding and Grants, State and Federal programs, Information Technology, MIS reporting, and Westside Institute of Technology.

Prior to accepting the Vice Chancellor position, he served as Dean of Instruction at Folsom Lake College from 2005-2013. Prior to that, he served as Associate Commissioner of the Community College League of California’s Commission on Athletics (COA) for nine years. While in that position, he created the system wide corporate business and partnership platform, founded the COA Sports Festival, and coordinated development and launch of the COA’s first World Wide website and the COA’s Annual Convention. Other experience includes serving as Director of Public Information Services of the California Association of Community Colleges (known today as Community College League of California), Director of Community Relations at Mt. San Antonio College, and Senior Vice President of The Resource Group, an economic development entity, where he consulted 42 community colleges in California in program development and labor market acquisition projects.