Dr. Richard Lints Named VP and Academic Dean
June 13, 2012
Dr. Richard Lints, Andrew Mutch Distinguished Professor of Theology, has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Hamilton campus, effective July 1, 2012.
Dr. Lints brings to this position 25 years of teaching experience, earned trust and respect from his colleagues, strong leadership qualities, pastoral experience and an enthusiastic commitment to all of Gordon-Conwell’s campuses and programs.
In addition to being an established scholar, Dr. Lints has exhibited exemplary leadership in a variety of arenas. In 1990, he worked closely with then-President Robert Cooley during the planning stages of the Charlotte campus to develop its adult education model, and has taught there numerous times over the years. He planted a church while teaching in his early tenure at Gordon-Conwell, has served in a variety of pastoral positions, is deeply involved in a current church plant in Boston, and directs one of our D.Min. tracks.
Dr. Lints is highly respected in the theological world and has demonstrated significant leadership among his theological colleagues globally. He served as the Director of the Evangelical and Reformed Study Center at Yale University and was co-coordinator of the Colorado Colloquium, an evangelical round-table of theologians. In addition, Rick and his wife Ann have mentored many Gordon-Conwell students over the years, generously extending hospitality and opening their home to numerous students and faculty.
Dr. Lints earned a B.A. from Westminster College, an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and an A.M from the University of Chicago.