Joel B. Green to Continue Service as Dean of Fuller’s School of Theology


The deanship of the School of Theology is an integral part of the mission of Fuller and has been in a period of transition since the retirement of former dean Howard Loewen. Since 2014 Joel B. Green has graciously served for a two-year term to conclude in June 2016. Fuller has been conducting a search for a dean for the School of Theology, interviewing candidates between December 2015 and January 2016. We are grateful to all members of the Fuller community who participated in the search process and who supported the process through their prayers.

In early February, the search committee made its recommendation to President Mark Labberton not to appoint any of the candidates but to resume the search after a period of time. After much consideration and discussion, Joel B. Green was invited to extend his service as dean of the School of Theology through June 2018.

Fuller Seminary’s leadership is delighted to announce that Dr. Green accepted the invitation and will officially continue to serve as the dean for School of Theology. We are grateful for Dr. Green’s leadership and faithful service as associate dean of the Center for Advanced Theological Studies and his stellar leadership in the areas of academic scholarship and administration.

“It’s true that I was looking forward to returning to faculty life after my two-year appointment as School of Theology dean,” Dr. Green says. “But it's also true that I find academic leadership deeply fulfilling and I genuinely enjoy working with my colleagues in the School of Theology and with the seminary leadership as we imagine and move into the future God has for us.”

Dr. Green will continue his service on Fuller’s President’s Council, President’s Advisory Council, and Provost’s Council and will work closely with us to lead the seminary and the School of Theology as we seek to be a global leader in the spiritual, academic, and vocational formation of our students.

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