Vice President Search

staff photo Centralia College is looking for the next Vice President of Instruction.

As the oldest community college in the state of Washington (founded in 1925), Centralia College has a long tradition of academic excellence and community engagement. The successful candidate will be poised to continue this tradition, and to innovate in ways that will significantly increase student success. It is anticipated that the Vice President of Instruction will begin duties in early spring 2019.

The Vice President of Instruction is the Chief Academic Officer of the college and is responsible for providing overall vision, leadership, management, and planning for the instructional functions of the college. The VP of Instruction reports to the college president and is a member of the Executive Management Team.

Meet the Candidates

The candidate scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24, withdrew from consideration.

Joshua Clearman
Friday, Jan. 25
10-11 a.m. Campus Forum, TAC 122
2-3 p.m. Campus Forum, TAC 122

• Master's, Business Administration, University of Washington, Tacoma
• Master's, Natural Science, Arizona State University, Tempe
• Bachelors, Math (Minor, Physics), Washington State University, Pullman
• Associates in Arts, Green River College, Auburn

• 2016–Present: Campus Dean for Advanced Technology, Bates Technical College, Tacoma
• 2012-16: Dean of Trades and Technology, Green River College, Auburn
• 2003-12: Program Manager Alternative Energy Center (AEC), Monroe County School District, Key West, FL
• 2001-03: High School Teacher, American School of Kuwait (ASK), State of Kuwait

Dr. Holly Smith
Monday, Jan. 28
10-11 a.m. Campus Forum, TAC 122
2-3 p.m. Campus Forum, TAC 122

• PhD, Higher Education Administration, University of Florida, Gainsville
• Master's, English Studies, Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal
• Bachelor's, English, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau

• 2012–Present: Dean of Arts and Humanities, Pierce College, Tacoma
• 2010-12: Liberal Arts Instructional Chair, Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs
• 2008-10: SACS Accreditation Compliance Chair, Florida Gateway College, Lake City
• 2003-10: Professor of English, Florida Gateway College, Lake City
• 2001-02: English Instructor and Writing Program Director, Northern New Mexico College, Espanola

Dr. Joyce Hammer
Wednesday, Jan. 30
10-11 a.m. Campus Forum, TAC 122
2-3 p.m. Campus Forum, TAC 122

• PhD, Adult Higher Education, Oregon State University, Corvallis
• Master's, Mathematics Education, University of Washington, Seattle
• Teaching Certification (K-8 Endorsement), Gonzaga University, Spokane
• Bachelor's, History, University of Washington, Seattle

• 2014–Present: Director of Transfer Education, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC)
• 1995–2014: Dean of Business, English, and Humanities; Dean of Transfer Education; Assistant Dean of Transfer Education; Mathematics Division Chair; Instructional Council Chair; Mathematics Instructor (Tenured and Adjunct Faculty), Green River College, Auburn
• 1989–94: Teacher (4th/5th Grade, Science Fair Coordinator), South Kitsap School District, Port Orchard

Dr. Peter Williams
Tuesday, Feb. 5
10-11 a.m. Campus Forum, TAC 122
2-3 p.m. Campus Forum, TAC 122

• PhD, Community College Leadership, Oregon State University, Corvallis
• Master's, Environmental Science, Washington State University, Pullman
• Bachelor's, Geology and Environmental Studies, University of Vermont, Burlington

• 2011–Present: Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Interim Dean of Transitional Studies, English, Communications, and Humanities, Clark College, Vancouver
• 2003-11: Associate Dean of Student Services; Interim Dean of Health and Environmental Sciences, Spokane Community College, Spokane
• 2001-11: Adjunct Faculty, Gonzaga University, Spokane
• 2001-03: Director, Fairchild Extended Campus (Spokane), Webster University, St. Louis, MO
• 2000: Associate Dean of Students, Gonzaga University, Spokane
• 1995-99: Director of Student Activities and Adjunct Faculty , Whitman College, Walla Walla
• 1989-95: Supervisor, Outdoor Recreation Center, Washington State University, Pullman

Contact Information

For questions about the search, the process, or the qualifications required and/or preferred, please contact:

Julie Huss
Vice President, Human Resources and Legal Affairs
Email Julie Huss

Tammy Remund
Benefits and Compensation
Email Tammy Remund