BBCC’s Mohrbacher hired as new president for Centralia College

Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Mohrbacher, BBCC Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, will be the next President of Centralia College.

Mohrbacher accepted an offer unanimously extended by the Centralia College Board of Trustees on April 19. He will begin his new role on July 1.

“It’s hard to think about leaving somewhere as wonderful as Big Bend, but this is a great opportunity,” Mohrbacher said.

“We hate to lose someone as good as Bob, but we celebrate his advancement within the profession,” said BBCC President Terry Leas. “He will be an excellent president for Centralia College.”

Mohrbacher has a doctorate 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.

He was one of 40 candidates for the position. That number was later narrowed down to 10 by a campus community screening committee. From there, Centralia College’s vice presidents and the board of trustees selected the top three candidates.

As a finalist, Mohrbacher toured the college and hosted a series of forums for community members, staff and students.

Leas explained BBCC has started the hiring process for Mohrbacher’s successor with hopes of hiring someone before the start of fall quarter 2016.

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