Veterans Services

Veterans Success Center


Simpson University is a Christ-centered, military-friendly university with an enduring commitment to honoring military service-members, veterans, and their families by offering a faith-infused education in professional studies and liberal arts.

A Welcome Message to Veterans

As the Director of Veterans Success Center, it is my greatest privilege to accommodate service members, veterans, and their dependents as they seek out their education options at Simpson University. I will be your direct contact to ensure you're aware of all of your educational options, and will provide you with all of the steps required for completing your academic goals.

Our services to you (as a veteran) include program information, benefit education, application guidance, student care, wellness and advocacy on and off campus. Come and talk to me at the Veterans Success Center or at our next event. I can help guide you through a successful educational experience and degree completion that adequately prepares student veterans for meaningful careers.

How to Contact Me

  • Stop by the office (Mod 7 Room 72) from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
  • Call the Veterans Success Center at (530) 226-4759
  • Email me at vets@simpsonu.edu
  • More about the Director of Veterans Success Center

    Justin Spears is the Director of Veterans Success Center for Simpson University. In this position he oversees the successful transition and development of student veterans and the new Veterans Success Center.

    Justin has been with Simpson University since 2015, starting as an undergraduate student, and attended A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary.

    Prior to joining Simpson University, Justin proudly served six years as a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy. While serving in the Navy, he successfully developed several organizational programs and departments, and has a passion for military and veteran higher education.

    Justin earned an associate’s degree in Healthcare Management from Coastline College, a bachelor’s degree in Social and Criminal Justice from Ashford University, and a M.A. in Intellectual Leadership from Simpson's A. W. Tozer Theological Seminary.

    Justin and his wife, Krystal, have been married since 2004 and have two children.

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