Chancellor Emeritus, West Valley-Mission Community District
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. 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. He was recently invited to join the highly respected Executive Search firm of Ralph Andersen & Associates. Mr. Arterberry brings a total of more than 35 years in higher education, serving the last 20 years as a California Community College CEO. During his tenure as Chancellor of the West Valley–Mission Community District, the District passed its first general obligation bond worth $235M.
Upon retirement, Mr. Arterberry was awarded the Harry Buttimer Distinguish Administrator Award. The Buttimer is ACCCA’s oldest and most prestigious award.
Other 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 also 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 leadership experience includes Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ethnic Studies and History at Riverside Community College and Instructor of Sociology at Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, Tx.