PSC Welcomes Harry Langley, Ph.D. as New Associate Campus Provost/Dean of Academic Affairs

Potomac State College of West Virginia University Provost Leonard Colelli. Ph.D., is pleased to announce the addition of Harry Langley, Ph.D., to the position of Associate Campus Provost/Dean of Academic Affairs.

“Dr. Langley brings with him a breadth of experience in higher education and administration. He has worked in the region for many years and therefore, understands the needs of our students,” said Dr. Colelli. “Dr. Langley has experience with student-centered learning environments -- in both two- and four-year institutions; strategic planning; assessment of student learning; various regional and national accreditations; faculty and staff development; off-campus and continuing education programs; program and curricular development; Tech-Prep and School-to-Work programs; and grant writing;” said Dr. Colelli.

Harry Langley
Harry Langley, Ph.D

Dr. Langley earned both his doctorate in zoology and his master’s degree in entomology from Clemson University, in Clemson, S.C. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Texas Lutheran College, in Seguin, Tex.

He served as the vice president of Academic Affairs and Student Services for the past year at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. However, the majority of his career was spent at California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) from 1989 to 2012. There he served as associate provost and associate dean of the College of Science and Technology.

Dr. Langley’s experience also includes serving as Dean of Brevard College in North Carolina and Division Chair of General Studies at Brunswick College, in Georgia, where he also served as Retention Coordinator and Division Chair of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Among his many honors, Dr. Langley was presented with the Million Dollar Award in 2010 recognizing his generation of more than a million dollars in grants while at Cal U.

He was also honored by the Faculty Professional Development Committee at Cal U for his continued support and significant contributions to faculty professional development.

He is a member of the National Academic Advising Association, the Center for Academic Integrity and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning.

He has also served as a lay minister for 23 years. Dr. Langley’s first day on the job was Thursday, August 1. He and his wife, Diana, have relocated to Keyser.