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Educational administrator

George Michael Simmons, American educational administrator. Registered professional engineer, Idaho. Kellogg Foundation fellow, 1987-1990. Board directors Associated Western University, 1994-1997.

Background

Simmons, George Michael was born on June 26, 1943 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of Vernon L. and Petra K. (Svenddal) Simmons.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Idaho, 1965. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, University Idaho, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 1970.

Career

National Aeronautics and Space Administration postdoctoral trainee, then senior engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, 1970-1974;professor chemical engineering, U. Idaho, Moscow, 1975-1998;department chairman chemical engineering, U. Idaho, Moscow, 1982-1985;dean School Art and Architecture, U. Idaho, Moscow, 1990-1992;associate vice president, U. Idaho, Moscow, 1985-1991;vice provost, U. Idaho, Moscow, 1991-1995;interim provost, U. Idaho, Moscow, 1995-1997;assistant vice president research, U. Idaho, Moscow, 1997-1998;dean science & engineering, Seattle U., since 1998. College division chairman U. Idaho Centennial Campaign, 1985-1989. Advisory board North Idaho Business Technology Incubator, Moscow, since 1989.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Idaho.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to chemical engineering publications.

Membership

Board directors Associated Western University, 1994-1997.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: piano, Renaissance music.

Connections

Married Mary Katherine Walker, June 27, 1970. 1 child, Alex George.

father:
Vernon L. Simmons

mother:
Petra K. (Svenddal) Simmons

spouse:
Mary Katherine Walker

child:
Alex George Simmons