Academic Dean


Kent Eaton, Interim Academic Dean

Welcome to Simpson College!
As the interim Senior Vice President and Academic Dean at Simpson College, I am proud of the high quality of our academic program, our excellent faculty, and our beautiful facilities. We are an active and vibrant community of learners, with campuses in Indianola, West Des Moines and Ankeny, Iowa. This website is here to help faculty and visitors better understand the services and resources we provide faculty.

If you don’t find the information you are seeking on this website, please contact me directly.

Contact Information
Office of Academic Affairs
Hillman 24A
Phone: (515) 961-1720

Administrative Assistant:
Sandy Condon
Phone: (515) 961-1720


Office of Academic Affairs
Mission & Vision

The Office of Academic Affairs provides leadership and service to maintain and strengthen Simpson College’s high quality academic community. We promote the growth of our diverse and excellent students and faculty through the development and administration of programs, policies and procedures that contribute to the achievement of the college’s mission to provide outstanding undergraduate and graduate education for students of all ages.

The Office of Academic Affairs strives to be a leader in strengthening and improving teaching and learning by promoting research, scholarship and other creative endeavors among faculty and by finding new and more effective ways to educate and serve our students. We seek to be an exemplar for similar offices at other comprehensive liberal arts colleges and to be recognized among such institutions as a leader in preserving, protecting and promoting the liberal arts approach to learning.