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Legal power and responsibility for the operation of Lower Community College rests with the board of trustees. The board of trustees establishes and reviews college policies and oversees the general management of the college.

The board is composed of five trustees, who are appointed by the governor of Washington State with the consent of the Senate. The board of trustees acts as a unit. As such, it represents the public interest and functions to ensure the basic fiscal integrity of the college.

Members of the Board of Trustees

Heidi Heywood


Heidi HeywoodHeidi Heywood was appointed to the Board of Trustees in October of 2008.

Career profile: Heidi Heywood is a resident and private practice attorney in Wahkiakum County. She also acts as a part-time Superior Court Commission and District Court Judge Pro Tem in Wahkiakum County.

Education Profile: B.A., English, Brigham Young University; J.D., University of Washington School of Law.

Max Anderson

Vice Chair

Max AndersonMax Anderson was appointed to the Board of Trustees in June of 2006. He is also a member of the Cowlitz Economic Development Council and Lower Columbia CAP Foundation.

Career profile: Max Anderson is a long time Longview resident and partner in Anderson & Anderson Investment Advisory Firm.

Education Profile: B.A., University of Washington; J.D., University of Puget Sound School of Law.

Steve Vincent


Steve VincentSteve Vincent was appointed to the Board of Trustees in September of 2013. Prior to his appointment, he served over nine years on the Foundation Board.

Career profile: In July of 1986 Steve Vincent and Mike Shelton, two Weyerhaeuser Company analytical research scientists, founded Columbia Analytical Services, Inc. in Longview, Washington.

Education Profile: R.A. Long High School, Lower Columbia College, B.S., University of Washington.

Thuy Vo


Thuy Vo

Thuy Vo was appointed to the Board of Trustees in December of 2004. He is also a board member of Kelso/Longview Chamber of Commerce and the Cowlitz/Wahkiakum Council of Governments.

Career profile: Thuy Vo is a Longview resident and owner of VO Printers. In recent years he has been a supporter of Community House, Columbia Theater, DARE and United Way.

George Raiter


George Raiter

George Raiter was appointed to the Board of Trustees in December 2013.

Career Profile: George Raiter served on the Cowlitz County board for 12 years, retiring in 2012. Prior experience includes 6 years as a manager at Weyerhaeuser and 15 years as a manager at the Reynolds Aluminum Electrical Division.

Education Profile: B.S., Chemistry, California State University Chico; post-grad studies in Executive MBA program, University of Oregon; Registered Professional Engineer certificate, California.