Simpson College President To Retire Next Year

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The president of Simpson College has announced he will retire next year.

John Byrd, 62, has served as president for six years. In a statement, Byrd said the decision to step down was influenced by the upcoming completion of several projects he spearheaded.

A $14 million campus center is scheduled to open in the coming months, a performing arts center has expanded and the remodeling of a fitness center is in the works.

Under Byrd’s leadership, the college also established the Iowa History Center, Culver Public Policy Center and Simpson Urban Studies Institute.

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