SU in the News

  • 05.17.2017 - Simpson President Announces Retirement

    The retirement announcement of Simpson University president Robin Dummer was featured in this Record Searchlight article and on Action News Now. Dr. Dummer, who has worked at the university in various capacities for 23 years, announced his plans to retire in May 2018.


  • 05.10.2017 - Simpson Softball Advances to Nationals

    The Simpson University softball team’s advancement to an NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round was featured in this KRCR-TV article and video clip.

    From the article: "I'm very excited about our team," said Wayne Stowe, Simpson’s head softball coach. "We have just continued to get better all year. We started off a little slow. We've built a lot of momentum and we are just playing really good softball right now."


  • 04.15.2017 - Simpson Softball Clinches Conference Title

    The Simpson University softball team’s four-game sweep against Benedictine University to clinch its sixth straight California Pacific (Cal Pac) Conference title was highlighted in this Record Searchlight article. The Red Hawks also earned the top seed in the Cal Pac playoffs and were scheduled to host the conference tournament on May 5-7.


  • 04.07.2017 - Simpson University Alumnus Hired as Men’s Basketball Coach

    Simpson University's new head men's basketball coach Todd FranklinThe hiring of Todd Franklin as Simpson University’s head men’s basketball coach and assistant athletic director was covered by The Record Searchlight and Action News Now. Franklin, a Simpson alumnus, comes to the Red Hawks after coaching at Liberty Christian High School for 21 seasons. He will begin his duties on May 1.

    From the Record Searchlight: “Our goal is to have a quality product on the court that the community of Redding can get behind and the young children of Redding will be dreaming of the day they too can wear a Simpson jersey," Franklin said.


  • 04.06.2017 - SU Alumna Appointed Shasta County Superintendent of Schools

    Simpson University alumna Judy FloresThe appointment of Simpson University alumna Judy Flores as the 26th Shasta County Superintendent of Schools was featured in this Record Searchlight article. Flores earned both her bachelor’s (’85) and master’s (’94) from Simpson. She has worked at the Shasta County Office of Education (SCOE) for 10 years and will start her new position on July 1.

    From the article: "We, within SCOE, need to be leaders who are continuously learning and improving so that the support we offer to schools and our community will ensure Shasta County students receive a quality education preparing them for high school graduation and success in career and college," Flores said.


  • 03.13.2017 - Downtown lodge closes, may open for students

    KRCR-TV interviewed several Simpson students and the Residence Life director for this story about a downtown lodge that might be converted into housing. Simpson University is a residential campus where undergraduates live in a residence hall unless an exception is applied for and approved. Living on campus is considered part of the holistic university experience. (More about Simpson's Residence Life program here)


  • 02.28.2017 - Simpson Athletes Earn All-Conference Basketball Honors

    Five Simpson University student-athletes were featured in this Record Searchlight story for earning all-California Pacific Conference basketball honors. Seniors Esther Wofford and Whitney Rodriguez were named to the women’s all-conference first team, and junior Fallon Greenhaw received honorable mention honors. Sophomore Josh Brakkee was named to the men’s all-conference first team, and sophomore Joseph Bosetti earned second-team honors.


  • 01.22.2017 - Red Hawks Host Cal Maritime in Conference Play

    Esther WoffordThe Simpson University men’s and women’s basketball teams home games against California Maritime Academy on Jan 21 were featured in the Record Searchlight. The night was highlighted by the women’s 77-66 victory over the Keelhaulers and senior Esther Wofford breaking the team’s all-time scoring record. The men’s team lost 77-67.

    From the article: “When I came in I was the only freshman on the team and I set a goal to be the all-time leading scorer and to win a championship,” Wofford said. “Seeing at least one of those goals accomplished is very exciting but it’s a lot of hard work.”


  • 01.21.2017 - Simpson Recognizes Graduates at Commencement Ceremonies

    Simpson University’s winter commencement ceremonies were highlighted in this Record Searchlight article. Over 160 graduates participated in two ceremonies on Jan. 21. Dr. Rick Fauss, adjunct professor of organizational leadership and Redding School District superintendent, was the featured speaker.


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