President Matt Seimears

LCC President Dr. Matt Seimears

I’m overjoyed that I was selected as the incoming president. I am excited about working with the campus, the community, the region, and the state.

Becoming the president of LCC is the culmination of everything I’ve done and want to do in higher education. I’m looking forward to opportunities, innovation, and advancing partnerships for the greater good of Longview and beyond.

~Matt Seimears

About Matt Seimears

C. Matt Seimears, Ph.D., a first-generation college student, entered the workforce after graduating high school as a MIG/TIG Welder, building and welding dust control equipment to keep milling operations clean. He attended Butler Community College, later transferring to Pittsburg State University, earning a Bachelor's Degree. He taught inner-city second and third-grade ESOL students, eighth-grade ESOL Science, and rural ninth-grade and coached high school wrestling for fourteen years.

He earned his Master's Degree from Wichita State University, a Bachelor's Degree from Newman University, a Ph.D. from Kansas State University, and taught as an adjunct at Cowley Community College for six years. He worked at Emporia State University (2004-2019) as an Instructor/Academic Advisor, Professor, Associate Department Chair, and Department Chair. He became the Dean of the College of Education at Eastern Oregon University (EOU) in 2019 and currently serves as the Interim Provost at EOU since 2022.

Contact President Seimears

  Matt Seimears, President

  (360) 442-2100

  Bryanna Doumit, Executive Assistant to the President

  (360) 442-2100
Fax: (360) 442-2109

 Office Location

Administration Building
1600 Maple Street, Longview, WA 98632


Mon-Fri: 8 am - 5 pm

Closed on Fridays during summer session