Board of Trustees

Dr. Robin K. Dummer

Interim President

Dr. Dummer is the Interim President of Simpson University. Dr. Dummer served as Simpson University’s associate provost and accreditation liaison officer from 2005-2013. He was also the dean of the school of traditional undergraduate studies. He received a B.A. in history from Simpson College, M.Div. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, M.A. in history from California State University at Chico, and Ed.D. in educational leadership from George Fox University.

In 1994, after serving 10 years as a pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church in south San Francisco, he returned to his Simpson roots and served as an adjunct professor (1994-1996), an assistant professor of history (1996-2005), the chair of the Humanities and Fine Arts Division (1999-2005), and faculty senate president (2003-2005). He and his wife, Debbie love their “kids” and have a granddaughter and grandson.

Dr. Betty M. Dean


Betty Dean was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2007 and currently serves as vice chair. She is also part of the Academic Affairs, Executive, and Governance committees. She retired as superintendent/president emeritus of the Butte-Glenn Community College District. Betty and her husband, Clyde Powers, live in Chico, Calif.

Rev. R. Douglas Swinburne Jr.

Vice Chair

Central Pacific District Superintendent

Doug Swinburne was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2003 and chairs the Development Committee. He is also part of the Executive Committee. Doug serves as the superintendent of the C&MA's Central Pacific District. Prior to that, he was a C&MA pastor for 25 years in California and Utah.

He and his wife, Donna, live in Woodland, Calif. Their three daughters and two sons-in-law are all Simpson graduates.

Mr. Michael C. Fitzpatrick


Michael Fitzpatrick was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2006 and serves on the Development and Governance committees. He is self-employed at Fitzpatrick Law Offices.

He and his wife, Merlynn, live in Redding, Calif.

Dr. Jo Anne C. Cripe

Jo Anne Cripe was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2011. Jo Anne is a faculty department chair at Butte Community College, and is a former Simpson University professor. After her undergraduate years at Gordon College (Biblical Studies and English), she earned a Masters degree in Counseling from James Madison University, and a doctorate in Human Development and Education from Boston University.

Jo Anne and her husband Jeff (a walnut farmer) have been married for over 25 years, and have two young adult sons. The Cripes live in Chico, CA in the middle of a 90-acre walnut orchard. They are active in their home church, Bidwell Presbyterian, with a special focus on college student ministry.

Mrs. Kathy L. Evans

Kathy Evans was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2006 and serves on the Student Development/Enrollment Management Committee. A graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Kathy worked at Focus on the Family, the Pacific Northwest District office of the C&MA, and Intel Corp. before she retired.

She lives in Hillsboro, Ore.

Mr. Raymond L. Homan

Raymond Homan was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2004 and serves as chair of three committees: Business Finance, Employee Benefit Plan and Audit. A Simpson alumnus, he worked in business management for 30 years and with a military storage contractor for 16.

He serves on the finance board of the First United Methodist Church in San Diego, where he lives.

Mrs. Julie K. Irving

Julie Irving was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2011. After serving 30 years as a middle school health educator, Julie retired in 2008 to spend more time with her family and to devote herself to passions outside the classroom, for example volunteering as an event planner for Salem Alliance Church and travelling.

She has been married to husband Kent for over 30 years and is mother to three grown children, one of which graduated from Simpson, and proud "mamie" to her first grandchild.

Mr. Harold W. Kimball

Harold is retired from the Seattle Public School system where he worked since 1970. He earned his undergraduate degrees in History-Bible and Education at Simpson Bible College and Seattle Pacific University, respectively, and a master's in Educational Administration from Western Washington University.

He has been married to wife Loretta for more than 40 years and they are blessed with three children. The Kimballs reside in Seattle, Wash., and attend Arbor Heights Community Church.

Rev. William W. Malick

South Pacific District Superintendent

William Malick was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2008 and is part of the Student Development/Enrollment Management Committee. He serves as superintendent of the C&MA’s South Pacific District. Prior to that, he spent many years pastoring, church planting and served as church planting director for the district.

He and his wife, Deborah, live in Murrieta, Calif.

Mr. Mark B. Matheson

Mark Matheson was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009 and is part of the Business Finance, Employee Benefit Plan and Audit committees. Mark is owner and president of Matheson Trucking.

He and his wife, Sherri, live in Wilton, Calif. Their son, Josh, is a student at Simpson.

Dr. James M. Postma

Dr. Postma serves as professor and chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Chico. He is a member and former chair of the Academic Senate of the California State University. He has taught at CSUC for 31 years.

He is married to Beverly; has two daughters (one a Simpson alum) and two grandchildren. Jim and Bev attend the Evangelical Free Church of Chico.

Mr. David M. Preszler

David and his wife Erin graduated Simpson's Redding campus and were married in 1995. They live in Medford, Ore., with their three children, Sam, Lily and Isaac, all of whom they adopted from South Korea. Their family attends Community Bible Church in nearby Central Point. Dave completed an MBA in finance from Marylhurst University in 2005. He is a Certified Financial Planner® professional and a Vice President/Financial Advisor at D.A. Davidson, a regional brokerage firm. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Medford/Jackson County, Pacific Bible College and the Southern Oregon Estate Planning Council. He chaired the Chamber's Legislative Action team for six years and served on the Jackson County Library Foundation board. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Medford and is a volunteer youth soccer coach with the Rogue Valley Timbers.

Ms. Linda E. Prouty

Linda Prouty was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009 and serves on the Academic Affairs Committee. She has a master’s degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages and has served on mission trips to Australia and Israel. Linda, who has two married children, lives in Redding.

Mr. Norm F. Reinhardt

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Norm was commissioned as an officer in the Signal Corps. He transitioned into civilian roles at technology companies and currently serves as a Senior Director at Cisco Systems. He holds graduate degrees from Pepperdine University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Norm and his wife Brenda have been married for over 30 years and have two adult daughters. They have been active in The Christian and Missionary Alliance churches in Georgia and Southern California.

Mr. David S. Richey

David Richey was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2007 and serves on three committees: Business Finance, Employee Benefit Plan, and Audit. David, who is a self-employed consultant with The Richey Group Inc., attended Simpson College when it was in San Francisco.

He and his wife, Kim, live in Hayward, Calif.

Rev. Randy M. Shaw

Randy has served in the Alliance Northwest District for over 25 years, with the majority of that time spent church planting. He has three grown children and lives in Portland with his wife, Kendra.

Mr. Charles Richard (Dick) Staub, Jr.

Dick Staub, Jr. is an award-winning broadcaster, writer and founder of The Kindlings, a movement devoted to rekindling the creative, intellectual and spiritual legacy of Christians in culture. Staub graduated cum laud from Simpson College and Gordon-Conwell Seminary and has done additional graduate level coursework at Harvard Divinity School and University of Washington.

Staub has served on the board of North Park University, Martin Marty’s Public Religion Project, and Image (A Journal of Art, Faith & Mystery). Since 2007 he’s been the Sr. Pastor of Orcas Island Community Church. Dick is joyously married to Kathy with four kids, a granddaughter and grandson.

Mr. Lue Thao

Lue Thao was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2008 and serves on three committees: Business Finance, Employee Benefit Plan, and Audit. He is the chief financial officer for a community health center corporation and an elder, trustee and youth director at the Alliance Church of Merced. He also serves as a C&MA Audit Review Committee member.

He and his wife, Pang, live in Merced, Calif.

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