Welcome students, visitors, and members of our community!
Centralia College is the ideal place to begin, continue, or “retool” your higher education. As the new president at Centralia College, I was drawn here by the outstanding reputation in teaching, leadership and innovation. This college is making history with its strong mix of associate and baccalaureate education, college prep, community engagement, and commitment to sustainable development in Washington.
At Centralia you will find a stable, safe, and very energetic community ready to support your learning. When I first visited the college, I was impressed by the friendly atmosphere, the interest in teaming together to solve great challenges, and especially the support and commitments the communities of Lewis and southern Thurston counties have made to the college.
As the oldest continuously operating community college in Washington, we are very proud of our history. As you walk around the campus, you will note sculpture that commemorates our founders, images of famous Washingtonians, and buildings that celebrate the finest architecture of recent American history. It is easy to see why students, professors and our community take such great pride in our college!
As home of the state Center of Excellence in Clean Energy, Centralia College has supported the creation of over 340 jobs in the energy sector since 2005. Our communities are on the move, and Centralia College is on the move too, modeling sustainable economic development, Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in management and diesel, and the development of a global-minded citizenry.
If you are thinking about your own future, we hope you will consider Centralia College your #1 choice. The practical reasons are all there: great teaching as well as supportive advising, tutoring, and other learning services. But the professional reasons are just as important: Centralia graduates have a very high immediate employment rate (consistently over 75%) because the college supports cutting-edge technologies, library, and IT services. Your experience here will be of high value in tomorrow’s workplace.
I look forward to meeting you on campus, and learning about your educational journey!
Dr. Robert A. Frost