Member Luncheon July 8, Willard Lewallen, President of Hartnell College

hartnell-logo_vert_300px_72dpiThe Monterey County Business Council (MCBC) is proud to welcome Dr. Willard Clark Lewallen, Superintendent and President of Hartnell College,as the speaker for our next member-only lunch on Friday, July 8, 2016.   Dr. Lewallen will discuss recent activities at Hatrnell in addition to a potential facilities bond measure for Hartnell.  More information about Dr. Lewwallen is set forth below the lunch menu.

Check out the new luncheon menu!!

  • Southwest Chicken Salad: Grilled chicken, lettuce, black beans, corn, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, tortilla chips (can order without chicken)
  • Fish Tacos: Artisan corn tortillas, blackened salmon, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, baja sauce, black beans, rice
  • Coastal French Dip Sandwich: Roast beef, caramelized onion, mushrooms, swiss cheese, au jus dippy sauce and French fries

Please note that MCBC lunches are for members-only.  To become a member of MCBC, complete and send in our application form and/or contact MCBC Executive Director Brian Turlington at





Dr. Willard Clark Lewallen is a native Californian and a product of the California public education system where he graduated from Garey High School in Pomona. He completed a B.S. degree cum laude at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona and played intercollegiate baseball. He was awarded a graduate teaching assistantship at Purdue University where he completed two master’s degrees. He completed a Ph.D. in education at UCLA.

From 1984-1999 Dr. Lewallen served as a faculty member and as a dean at Antelope Valley College. From 1999-2007, Dr. Lewallen served as the vice president of student services at Victor Valley College (Victorville, CA). From 2007-2012 he served as president of West Hills College (Coalinga, CA). He currently serves as the superintendent/president at Hartnell College (Salinas, CA). Additionally, since 1993 he has served as an adjunct professor in graduate studies at two universities (Chapman University and University of La Verne) where he teaches psychological assessment, statistics, and research/evaluation methods. He also has firsthand experience teaching online classes.

Dr. Lewallen’s career has been characterized by one central theme – “students first.” He firmly believes that the majority of issues, initiatives, and developments need to start with the following question… “What impact will it have on student development and success?” Questions about resources, personnel, facilities, etc. are important, but only after the “student” question.

Dr. Lewallen’s record of leadership, scholarship, achievement, accomplishment, community involvement, and service is documented in his curriculum vitae which can be accessed at this link.

Dr. Lewallen’s hobbies and interests include guitar, fitness, and backpacking. His wife of 34 years, Michele, is a health and physical education professor and they are the proud parents of Jennifer (30), Kasey (28), and Parker (26). He and Michele lead physically active lifestyles that include a commitment to physical fitness and health. They have both completed the Los Angeles Marathon twice.




Monterey County


Special thanks to the County of Monterey for its ongoing support of the Monterey County Business Council’s efforts for economic development and education.


July 08, 2016
11:45 AM
Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Club - 1 McClure Way, Seaside, CA 93955