The Centralia College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Bob Mohrbacher to serve as the next president of Centralia College.
“Bob brings a level of professionalism and an understanding of the Washington community and technical college system that will be invaluable to Centralia College moving into the future. He is well-respected across the state, and brings a stellar reputation,” said Joanne Schwartz, chair of the Board of Trustees. “Bob is the right person at the right time. He’ll move the college forward in a positive way.”
Dr. Mohrbacher has been the vice president of instruction and student services at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake since 2010.
“I’m thrilled with this opportunity,” Dr. Mohrbacher said. “I think Centralia College has a very bright future and a great relationship with the community. I’m honored to be a part of that.”
Prior to working at Big Bend Community College, Dr. Mohrbacher served one year (2008-09) as interim vice president for learning and student success at Pierce College Puyallup. He was a faculty member at Pierce College Puyallup for nine years (1997-06), serving both as English department coordinator for four years (2000-04) and division chair for business, arts, and humanities for four years (2006-10).
He has a PhD in education and community college leadership from Oregon State University, a master’s degree in creative writing from George Mason University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington.