Hartley House


Hartley House exteriorOpened to the campus community in 1991, Hartley House is named in honor of Barbara Baker Hartley, an educator and 1946 alumna of Whittier College.

A member of Delta Phi Upsilon and the Metaphonian Society, Baker remained involved with the College throughout her life, participating in both the John Greenleaf Whittier Society and Philadelphia Society, and providing a generous endowment in support of the faculty-in-residence program.

Hartley House is a two-story, Mediterranean-revival structure located on the south-eastern side of campus at the top of Earlham Drive, across from Graham Athletic Center and its adjacent Ettinger Tennis Courts.

Hartley House Faculty-in-Residence

Gil Gonzalez on the steps of Hartley HouseProfessor of Theatre Gil Gonzalez and his wife Katie Liddicoat, along with their daughters Isabell and Celia, took residence of Hartley House in fall 2017.

Passionate about serving first generation and other students underrepresented in higher education, Gonzalez plans to infuse diversity and energy into an array of curricular and co-curricular programming
 at Whittier.

“I’m excited about opening up my home to students and creating events specifically for them,” said Gonzalez. “[The program] is a student-centered initiative…and when they are helping make decisions, the programming is not just about what they want, but also who they are.”

Hartley House

13741 Earlham Drive
Whittier, CA 90602