Dean of Students, El Camino College Compton Center
Phillip Humphreys is a tireless public servant whose mission is to expand access to education among minority groups that have found the road to college a hard one to travel. Since his first days as a student at HSU, he has been uplifting his peers and fellow students on campus. He served as a peer counselor with the Educational Opportunity Program, and was president of the Black Student Union. Humphreys was instrumental in helping HSU establish the Multi-Cultural Center for students on campus and ensured the University supported the center by having a paid director position.
Today, Humphreys is the dean of student services at the El Camino College Compton Center, overseeing a variety of resources and programs to support students. He has more than 15 years of managerial experience in higher education, administering state and federal programs for students. He has devoted his career to developing, implementing, and managing student support programs for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students.
Before joining ECC Compton Center, Humphreys was the director of the Upward Bound Program at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), and prior to that, he served as director of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) also at CSULB. From 1997-2002, he was the assistant director of the Education Equity Services Program at CSULB. Humphreys also has social work experience with the Los Angeles Department of Children’s Services’ Youth Intervention Program where he served as an In-home Outreach Counselor.
Humphreys earned an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne.