Board of Trustees
The Centralia College Board of Trustees consists of five members appointed by the governor of Washington. Members must live in Centralia College's service district. They serve five-year terms. The Board of Trustees generally meets on the second Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. The April meeting is held at Centralia College East in Morton.
Appointed in 2017
- Senior partner in the law firm of Hillier, Scheibmeir, Kelly & Satterfield, P.S., with emphasis in business, real estate and estate planning
- Hearing examiner for Lewis and Cowlitz counties and the cities of Kelso and Olympia
- Associations: Lewis County, Washington, and federal bar associations, the Washington Municipal Attorney's Association, and the Washington Association of Hearing Examiners
- Community Service: Member of the Centralia College Foundation Board since 1994, Chehalis Rotary, and Lewis County Trails Association
Appointed in 2017
- Executive Director of United Way of Lewis County
- Associations: United Ways of the Pacific Northwest Association.
- Community Service: United Way of Lewis County, Lewis County Historical Society, the Altrusa Club of Centralia-Chehalis, Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce.
Appointed March 2011
Attorney at Law, government affairs consulting
Community Service: Washington State Heritage Trust. Former Wash. State Senator, 20th District, 1984-88. Chaired Government Operations Committee, Joint Administrative Rules Committee, Select Committee on Petroleum Marketing Practices, Select Committee on Info. Tech., Task Force on Civil Infractions. Former Washington State Rep., 20th District. Vice-Chair, Natural Resources Committee
Appointed December 2010
Owner, Lowery's Professional Services, PLLC
Community Service: Lewis County Economic Development Council, Lewis County Boundary Review Board, The Lending Network, Lewis County Planning Commission, Western Washington Area Health Education Center, former Lewis County Commissioner and Mayor of Shelton, Rural Development Council, Washington State Labor Council.
Appointed August 2013
College Professor, English and Speech, Centralia College (Retired)
Community Service: United Way ofLewis County, Soroptimist International, Centralia-Chehalis Delta Kappa Gamma
Agendas & Minutes
The agenda for each meeting is published one week before the meeting and is available in the President's Office. There is a standard format for meetings, and includes time for audience comments. Items for possible inclusion on the agenda and matters concerning the Board or the College may be submitted to the Board Secretary at least two weeks prior to the next scheduled Board meeting.
The Washington State Legislature has created thirty community and technical college districts to provide direction for Washington's thirty-four community and technical colleges. Each district is governed by a Board of Trustees. Each member is appointed to serve a five-year term. Boards observe the general statutes of the state of Washington and the policies and regulations governing community and technical colleges approved by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The duties and powers of the Boards are prescribed in RCW 28B.50.100, RCW 28B.50.140, and RCW 28B.50.142.
Centralia College Board
The Centralia College Board functions under a set of bylaws, which it has adopted. The Board elects officers each year including a chair who conducts Board meetings. The President of Centralia College serves as Secretary to the Board.
Individuals interested in serving on the Board are asked to complete a Board and Commission application and submit it to the Office of the Governor. Appointments are made by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.
In making such appointments the Governor shall give consideration to geographical exigencies, and the interests of labor, industry, agriculture, the professions and ethnic groups. Every trustee shall be a resident and qualified elector of the community college district. No trustee may be an employee of the community college system, a member of the board of directors of any school district, or a member of the governing board of any public or private educational institution.
Centralia College is the single college of Community College District Twelve. The service area of Community College District Twlelve includes all of Lewis and South Thurston counties encompassing the Centralia, Rochester and Tenino School Districts. The main campus is located at 600 Centralia College Blvd in Centralia. Classes are also offered at Centralia College East in Morton and at various sites throughout the District.