Welcome to Lower Columbia College

Greetings! As president of Lower Columbia College I am proud to be part of an organization that is helping students achieve their college and career goals.

LCC has received recognition at both the state and national levels for our work in student success, and we look forward to serving your needs.

Christopher Bailey, or 'Chris' as he's known on campus, became president of Lower Columbia College in 2011. Chris is LCC's fourth president since 1969.

Chris came to LCC from Centralia College, where he was Vice President of Human Resources and Legal Affairs for six years, and taught business and law classes for two decades.

Prior to joining Centralia College he was president and general manager for Martin Sand and Gravel Co. in south Thurston County, and worked previously as an attorney.

He holds a J. D. from the University of Washington School of Law and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Western Washington University.

Read what The Daily News said about Chris' selection.

Our Committment to YOU.

“All students are welcome at LCC, including international students, immigrant students, students who are undocumented, and students covered under DACA. — Chris Bailey. » Read more.

The Promise of LCC

“Lower Columbia College has received several national and state recognitions. Some of it has been for our work in developmental (pre-college) education. We were recently designated as a “Leader College” by the national “Achieving the Dream” organization for our work in helping students succeed. LCC was also recently ranked by one consumer ratings organization as a “Top 25” community college in the nation,” — Chris Bailey. » Read more.

Committed to Student Success

In 2014 Chris was invited to attend a White House Roundtable to share the work LCC has done to help at risk students stay in college. He met with more than 50 other education officials and college representatives for discussions on student retention and remediation. » Read more.

"LCC has been recognized as an innovator and early adopter of programs that help students overcome obstacles to college completion,” — Chris Bailey.

Major Renovations

“We continue to make a difference in transforming lives and our community. It is a pleasure to be a part of these efforts with you,” — Chris Bailey.

Health & Science Building

The final construction and grand opening of the college's new Health & Science Building took place in 2014, including a federal grant to pay for critically needed equipment. The building is a 70,000-square foot, technology-enabled facility designed to provide STEM education. » Read more.

Gym & Fitness Center

A major renovation to the Myklebust Gymnasium and Fitness Center was completed in 2014, including 12,000 square feet of new space. » Read more.

Both buildings were awarded the 2016 Excellence in Masonry Award for outstanding architectural design in masonry.

Outdoor Covered Pavilion

A new outdoor covered pavilion was added to the center of campus in 2015. This structure improves the quality of open space on the campus, serves as an inviting entrance to the center of campus, and enhances outdoor gathering and event offerings. » Read more.

Contact President Bailey


  Chris Bailey, President


  Linda Clark, Executive Assistant to the President

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

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