Centralia College is led by a dedicated team of administrators committed to student success, academic excellence, and supporting the community.
Bob Mohrbacher has been president of Centralia College since 2016. He previously served as the vice president of instruction and student services at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake from 2010-16 and interim vice president for learning and student success at Pierce College Puyallup (2008-09). He was a faculty member at Pierce College Puyallup for eighteen years, and also served as English department coordinator, and division chair for business and humanities.
He has an Ed.D. in education and community college leadership from Oregon State University, a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from George Mason University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington. He is a member of the board of the Lewis County Economic Development Council, and the board of Valley View Health Center, as well as the Centralia College Foundation.
Dr. Joyce Hammer
Vice President of Instruction
Dr. Joyce Hammer has been vice president of Instruction at Centralia College since 2019. She previously served as the Director of Transfer Education at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and before that, as dean of Business, English, and Humanities and Mathematics faculty at Green River College. In her role at the college, Dr. Hammer oversees programs in Career and Technical Education, Transitional Education including Basic Education for Adults, Arts and Sciences, the Library, and Corrections Education. Dr. Hammer is also the Accreditation Liaison Officer for the college with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), serves on statewide committees for community and technical college administrators, and works with community partners to foster program development that lead to student success in support of the college’s strategic plan and mission.
Dr. Hammer earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in Adult Higher Education through Oregon State University’s Community College Leadership Program.
Areas of Oversight
- Teaching & Learning
- Academic Programs & Library
Dr. Robert Cox
Vice President of Student Services
Dr. Robert Cox has been the vice president of Student Services at Centralia College since 2014. Dr. Cox previously was the executive dean of student success and enrollment management at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) in Gresham, Ore.
Dr. Cox is a Centralia College graduate who earned his bachelor’s degree from WSU and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Oregon State University. While a student at Centralia College from 1998 through 2000, Cox was a starting guard on the Trailblazer men’s basketball team, received the Most Inspirational Player award, and was selected as an Outstanding Student of Centralia College. In 1999 he served as the Associated Student of Centralia College Vice President.
During his time at Mt. Hood Community College, Cox filled numerous roles including the executive dean of enrollment management, director of student life, Dean of Students and interim vice president of student success and enrollment management. For two years, beginning in 2007, Cox was the student involvement coordinator at Washington State University in Vancouver.
Dr. Cox currently serves as a board member on the Centralia Athletics and Activities Facilities Foundation (CAAFF), the Centralia Community Foundation, and the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC).
Areas of Oversight
- Enrollment Services (Admissions & Registration)
- Financial Aid
- Student Conduct
- Student Life
Dr. Leslie Fountain Williams
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Dr. Leslie Fountain Williams has been the vice president of Finance and Administration since 2021. Prior to Centralia College, Fountain Williams served as the chief of staff and board of trustee liaison to the president, while also functioning as the vice president for Finance and Administration at Helene Fuld College of Nursing in New York City. She also previously served as the director of budgets, grants, and contracts at Highline Community College in Des Moines for two years and was the manager of finance at the University of Oregon for five years. Fountain Williams has also served as a member of the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) board of directors, scholarship reviewer for Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, and an English as a Second Language (ESL) tutor, all in volunteer service.
She has her Ed.D. in Adult and Higher Education from Oregon State University, and master’s degrees in both Higher Education and Strategic Leadership from the University of Rochester and Roberts Wesleyan College, respectively. She has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from SUNY College at Brockport and an associate degree in Business Administration from Monroe Community College.
Areas of Oversight
- Budgets & Accounting
- Facilities, Maintenance, & Operations
- Capital Projects
- Grants & Contracts
Dr. Erica Holmes
Vice President of Human Resources and Equity
Dr. Erica Holmes has been the vice president of Human Resources and Equity at Centralia College since 2021. She previously served as the Associate Provost of Student Support and Administrative Services at Antioch University Seattle. Her past positions include: Executive Vice Chancellor of the Pima Community College District in Tucson, Ariz.; Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at City Colleges of Chicago: Kennedy-King; Vice President of Academic Affairs at Halifax Community College in North Carolina; and Dean of the School of Business at J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Va.
Dr. Holmes has an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Sarasota-Argosy; a master’s degree in Information Resource Management from Central Michigan University; a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from St. Paul’s College; and an associate degree from Southside Virginia Community College.
Areas of Oversight
- Employee Contracts & Bargaining
- Equity Initiatives
- Employee Training
- Employee Benefits