Redding School Superintendent to Speak at Simpson University Commencement

For Immediate Release


Dr. Rick FaussREDDING, Calif. - Simpson University will honor more than 160 graduates during two commencement ceremonies Saturday, Jan. 21, inside the James M. Grant Student Life Center on campus, 2211 College View Drive.

At 10 a.m., students from the School of Adult Studies (ASPIRE degree-completion program) will be recognized during a ticketed ceremony. At 2 p.m., students in the traditional undergraduate program will graduate, along with those earning master’s degrees from the School of Education, School of Graduate Professional Studies, and A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary.

Dr. Rick Fauss, district superintendent of the Redding School District and an adjunct professor for the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program, will be the featured speaker.

Simpson University traditionally holds commencement twice a year—an indoor ceremony in January for summer and fall graduates, and an outdoor event in April for spring graduates.

Founded in 1921, Simpson University has been in Redding for more than 25 years. Its newest programs include four-year bachelor's degrees in political science, biotechnology, and nursing, and an online master of arts in organizational leadership.

More than 3,500 North State residents have completed their bachelor’s degrees through Simpson’s ASPIRE program, which offers classes online and on campus during evenings and weekends.

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Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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