About the Inauguration

Dr. Jay K. Simmons

The Inauguration of Dr. Jay K. Simmons as Simpson College’s 23rd president continues a campus tradition that dates back to at least the 1860s. 

The event, which will be held on March 20, 2014, provides an opportunity for the Simpson community to come together to celebrate the past as well as to set the tone for the future.

Although President Simmons took office in June 2013, tradition holds that the formal Inauguration ceremony take place several months later, to give the new president time to get settled and to establish a vision for the College.

“Simpson College is an institution that still truly values and builds upon its mission of educating and graduating students who continue to grow as free, responsible and fulfilled individuals in the world of family, work, service and scholarship. It’s an honor to serve as its President.”

- Jay K. Simmons