Dr. Jay Simmons is an effective and enthusiastic champion of Simpson College’s strengths, robust academic programs and purposeful mission
“The call to service is answered at Simpson. What we espouse as the liberal arts and sciences is the connection to a broader humanity and our obligations to one another as members of a community.”
– Simpson College President Jay Simmons
Dr. Jay Simmons earned his master’s degree and doctorate in political science from the University of Alabama. Before becoming the 23rd president of Simpson College in 2013, he served as president, dean and professor of political science at numerous prestigious colleges.
His warm, personal leadership style and decades-long commitment to the transformation of minds and communities through higher education guides every aspect of campus life.