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Harry Langley has been appointed to the position of associate campus provost/dean of academic affairs at Potomac State College of West Virginia University.

Langley, who started his new job last month, brings to Potomac State experience in both two- and four-year institutions, strategic planning, assessment of student learning, 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, according to Provost Leonard Colelli.

Langley earned both his doctorate in zoology and his master's degree in entomology from Clemson University. He earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, Texas.

He served as the vice president of academic affairs and student services for the past year at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. He spent the majority of his career, from 1989 to 2012, at California University of Pennsylvania. There, he served as associate provost and associate dean of the College of Science and Technology.

In 2010, Cal U officials awarded Langley the Million Dollar Award in recognition of his generation of more than a million dollars in grants for the school. 

His experience also includes serving as dean of Brevard College in North Carolina and as 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. 

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

He also has served as a lay minister for 23 years.