Gov. Jay Inslee has selected Mark Scheibmeir to serve on the Centralia College Board of Trustees effective immediately. Scheibmeir replaces Dr. Joe Dolezal, who served as a trustee since 2007. Dolezal’s term ended in September, but he remained in place until a replacement was chosen.
“We are very excited to welcome Mark Scheibmeir to the Centralia College Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Bob Mohrbacher, Centralia College president. “Obviously, there are big shoes to fill, but Mark is a familiar face on campus and in the community. He’s been a great supporter of Centralia College and I know he’s going to continue to serve our students and the college well. I’m very happy he’s coming on board.”
Scheibmeir has served on the Centralia College Foundation Board since 1995. He is the assistant city attorney for Chehalis and the hearing examiner for Lewis and Cowlitz counties and the cities of Kelso and Olympia. He is a member of the Lewis County, Washington, and federal bar associations, the Washington Municipal Attorney’s Association, and the Washington Association of Hearing Examiners.
He is a longtime member and past president of the Chehalis Rotary and a founding member of the Lewis County Trails Association. He co-chaired the Centralia College Capital Campaign from 2008-10 and received the Trailblazer Award from the Centralia College Foundation in 2011.
He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kansas and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Washington.
“It is a great honor to be selected by the governor for this position,” said Scheibmeir. “I look forward to serving the college in this new capacity and doing everything I can to support Centralia College and its incredible students.”
Trustees in the state’s two-year college system serve 5-year terms.