The search for the next president of Grays Harbor College has been dwindled down to 4 finalists by GHC Trustees.

Current president Dr. Ed Brewster announced last summer that he plans to retire at the end of the 2015-16 school year after holding the post for the past 11 years.

Darin Jones, Chief Executive of Human Resources at the college said that each of the finalists will be scheduled for a full day of interviews on campus after the start of Spring Quarter, between April 11-22.


Dr. Mohrbacher’s recent employment includes Vice President for Instruction and Student Services at Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake WA; Interim Vice President for Learning and Student Services at Pierce College Puyallup, Puyallup WA; and Division Chair for Business, Arts and Humanities, Pierce College Puyallup, Puyallup WA. He earned his Doctorate of Education in Community College Leadership at Oregon State University; Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at George Mason University; Bachelor of Arts in English at University of Washington.

Dr. Minkler’s recent employment includes Vice President of Learning and Chief Academic Officer of Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane WA; District Academic Service Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane District Office, Spokane WA; and Dean of Instruction for Social Sciences, Philosophy and Transfer Education at Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane WA. He earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration at the University of Idaho; Master of Arts in Philosophy at University of Idaho; and Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy at University of Idaho.

Dr. Dauwalder’s recent employment includes Executive Vice President, Provost and Interim President at Woodbury University, Burbank/LA & San Diego CA; Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of New Haven, West Haven, CT; and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, CA State University at Stanislaus CA. He earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in a combined Business/Education program from Arizona State University; Master of Arts in Education from Arizona State University; and Bachelor of Science in Education from Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Schoonmaker’s recent employment includes CEO of Cross Country Leadership Solutions LLC, Little Rock AR; President of College of the Ouachitas, Central AR; Vice President of Instruction at Clatsop Community College, Astoria OR. He earned his Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration from New Mexico State University; Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration from Western Illinois University; Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Vermont.