Dr. Harold A. Lang and his wife Arletha demonstrated a commitment to public service through many community activities during their lifetimes.
That dedication lives on in a legacy gift of $115,000 from their estate to the Foundation.
Dr. Lang served as LCC president, from 1966 to 1968, during a pivotal time in college history after two years as a mathematics instructor and a decade in administrative roles, including Dean of Students and Dean of General Administration.
During his presidency, the Washington State community college system was established separating the College from the Longview School District. New programs included the Registered Nursing degree, now the College’s largest single major; Police Science, and intercollegiate women’s basketball.
In addition to their support for LCC, the couple was active at Longview Community Church. Dr. Lang also belonged to the Masonic Organization and the Rotary. He passed away in July of 1976. Arletha was a member of the Order of Eastern Star 206, The Badoura Club, Daughters of the Nile and the LCC Booster Club. She passed away in August, 2008.