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Edward G. Simpson Jr.

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Distinguished Public Service Fellow Emeritus (UGA)

Dr. Ed Simpson served as Vice President for Continuing Education at The American University in Cairo (AUC) from April 2006 until January 2010. In this role he established the School of Continuing Education at AUC and was responsible for leading and managing a wide range of continuing education programs for adult part-time learners and recent college graduates throughout Egypt. Additionally, he became the senior administrative officer at AUC’s Tahrir Square, Cairo, campus in September 2008 following the University’s opening of its new campus in Katameya/New Cairo.

Prior to joining AUC, Simpson held the position of Distinguished Public Service Fellow in the Institute of Higher Education (now emeritus) at the University of Georgia, a university where he had previously filled administrative roles as associate vice president for public service and outreach and director of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

His thirty-five years of administrative experience include leadership roles in a variety of continuing and adult education and university outreach capacities both at Virginia Tech and UGA, as well as in international venues. He served as a Fulbright senior specialist in South Africa and Croatia. In 2016, Simpson was named a Permanent Fellow in the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, for his work in the development of the Higher Education Initiative for Southeastern Europe (HEISEE).

Simpson was also active in higher education accreditation work for more than thirty years.

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