WHCCD Welcomes New Deputy Chancellor Richard Storti

West Hills Community College District will welcome a new Deputy Chancellor during the new year. Dr. Richard Storti will take the reins on January 14.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to work with the West Hills team and serve the students and community of the district,” he said. “I was interested in the job because I felt it was an excellent opportunity to join a district that is doing so many good things for the community and the students and I wanted to be part of that team.”

Storti comes to WHCCD from Pasadena City College, where he has served as Assistant Superintendent/Vice President and Vice President of Business and Administrative Services since July 2016. There, Storti oversaw fiscal management, budget development and planning, contract and grant administration, and facilities planning.

Prior to that, Storti served as Vice President of Administrative Services at North Orange County Community College District’s Fullerton College from December 2013 to June 2016, providing leadership and oversight of administrative functions ranging from fiscal management to grant administration. He was also the Manager of Administrative Services for North Orange County Community College District’s School of Continuing Education from 2012 to 2013.

Storti also has a long history in private business, working in finance for The Irvine Company, Almar Marina and Development, BDO Sideman, LLP, The Walt Disney Company and The Automobile Club of Southern California.

He has been a Certified Public Accountant since December 2001. He earned his doctorate from University of Southern California, his Master’s from California State University, Fullerton and his Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach.