D. Michael Lindsay serves as the eighth president of Gordon College. President Lindsay earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University, graduate degrees from Princeton Seminary and Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University. Prior to his appointment as president of Gordon, Dr. Lindsay served on the faculty of Rice University. He is the author of two dozen scholarly publications, including Faith in the Halls of Power and View from the Top.
Now in its fifth year, President’s Lindsay’s administration has been characterized by significant growth in areas such as total assets, undergraduate and overall enrollment, as well as annual and overall giving. He has helped recruit 20 percent of the faculty, which today is more diverse, globally connected, and productive in terms of sponsored research. Ten new academic initiatives have been launched in fields including entrepreneurship, early Christian studies, big data, and computational physics. Global programs have taken on new dimensions with establishment of ventures in Hong Kong, Rwanda, and the Balkans, and the development of Gordon Global Internships, which have contributed to a 78 percent increase in internship placements for Gordon students since 2010. The number of international students has doubled, and new strategic partnerships have been forged on four continents. Perhaps most gratifying are the positive indicators regarding faith formation. The College has experienced a 68 percent increase in Gordon College Student Ministries involvement over the last five years; one third of the student body now participates in at least one campus ministry every semester.
President Lindsay is gratified to be working alongside talented colleagues and regards the College's gains over the past five years as evidence of a winning team. He is married to Rebecca, a writer and speaker, and they have three daughters: Elizabeth (11), Caroline (5) and Emily (5). The Lindsays live on the Gordon campus, which allows them to regularly cheer on the Fighting Scots.
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