Simpson University Announces the Appointment of Dr. Norman Hall as the 15th President


JobfitMatters Executive Search is pleased to announce that Dr. Norman Hall has been named the 15th President of Simpson University in Redding, California. Dr. Hall is the Vice President for International and Alumni Affairs & Major Gift Officer at Greenville University in Greenville, Ill. Previously, he served as Vice President and Dean of Student Development at Greenville University and Director of Residence Life at Azusa Pacific University and at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

Dr. Hall, 53, received his doctorate in educational administration from Pepperdine University, a master of science in education from Southern Illinois University, and bachelor’s degrees in biology and sociology from Greenville University.

Dr. Hall was the unanimous recommendation of the executive committee to the full board, which voted unanimously April 30 to appoint him president. His first day in that role will be June 1. “We are really pleased to introduce Dr. Hall to the Simpson and Redding communities,” board Chair Norm Reinhardt said. “We find that he brings gifts and personal qualities uniquely suited to Simpson’s vision and needs at this juncture in our rich history.”

JobfitMatters assisted the Simpson Search Committee throughout the process. Committee Chair Jim Postma shared, “JobfitMatters provided excellent service in aiding our search. The team provided us with a number of well qualified candidates from which we selected our new President. Their perspectives and experience were invaluable with our tight timetable. We are delighted with the results and highly recommend JobfitMatters!”

Dr. Hall and his wife, Alison, have three college-age children. “I am excited to be joining Simpson University, and we look forward to becoming part of the Redding community,” Dr. Hall said. “My motivation to provide excellence in Christian higher education springs from a deeply rooted commitment to growing students who will impact the world for Christ.”

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