Simpson University Board Approves Presidential Search

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - In accordance with established policies, the Simpson University Board of Trustees announced during its spring meeting that it will conduct an open search for the next university president. The process is estimated to take up to one year.

The board appointed Dr. Robin Dummer (pronounced “dew-mer”) as interim president in May 2013. He will continue to serve in this role through the search process. At its meeting, the board strongly affirmed Dr. Dummer for the excellent job that he has done in his role as the chief executive of the university.

Dr. Betty Dean, board chair, said, "The board is grateful to Dr. Dummer for being willing to serve in the role of interim president and acknowledges that he has served Simpson University very well as he has led the organization over the past year.”

During its 93-year history, Simpson University has had 13 presidents. The university was founded in 1921 and moved to Redding from San Francisco in 1989 with 200 students. Twenty-five years later, the student body has grown to 1,300, and the campus and curriculum continue to expand. A new, 30,000-square-foot Science and Nursing Center will open this fall.


Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson’s newest programs include bachelor's degrees in Spanish and nursing, and master’s degrees in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Learn about our new Science & Nursing Building at For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations