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Jim Simpson

Jim Simpson is a Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business at Scottsdale Community College. His occupational experience is wide and varied, including entrepreneurial experience as the owner of a fence contracting business, corporate experience at BF Goodrich Aerospace as an international sales representative, and professional experience as a CPA at McGladrey & Pullen, CPAs.

Jim’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and a Masters in Tax, all from Arizona State University. He has completed all coursework except the dissertation to complete his PhD in Community College Leadership at Walden University.

During the last ten years in the Maricopa Community College District, Jim has served in a variety of roles including many years as an academic advisor, Chair of the CIS Instructional Council, Faculty Senate President at SCC, Chair of the Faculty Meet & Confer team, and he just completed a term as the District’s Faculty Association President. He is the Treasurer of the Maricopa Colleges Faculty Foundation and past Treasurer of the Faculty Political Action Committee. Jim is also a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission in both the AQIP and PEAQ programs for accreditation.

In his spare time he volunteers as a Spanish interpreter at St. Vincent de Paul’s Free Medical Clinic. He also sings and plays guitar at various coffeehouses around the valley.