Who's Who Top Educators

 Laurel Hartley

Title: Associate Professor
Company: Butte College
Location: Chico, California, United States

Laurel Hartley, associate professor at Butte College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academia.

Ms. Hartley is a dedicated educator with a profound commitment to student success and community engagement. Her academic journey began with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising from California State University Chico in 1976, followed by a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies of criminology from the same institution in 1994. Since 1995, she has served as an associate professor at Butte College, where she continues to make a lasting impact on the lives of her students.

Throughout her career, Ms. Hartley has been actively involved in various academic and civic activities. She has been a member of several committees at Butte College, including the Student Learning Outcome Committee and the Curriculum Committee. Additionally, she has contributed her time and expertise to community organizations such as the Veteran Resource Center at Butte College and various services at her local church.

One of Ms. Hartley’s most significant accomplishments is her dedication to supporting students with disabilities, drawing from her own experience with developmental dyslexia. By sharing her story and serving as a role model, she inspires students to overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential. Looking ahead, she remains committed to her work at the university and advocating for issues such as Government Pension Offset repeal. Her motto, “students first,” underscores her belief in the transformative power of education and its ability to shape the future positively.

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