Dr. Richard Green has enjoyed an accomplished career in higher education, both as a teacher and administrator. Most recently, he served as interim president of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania’s oldest degree-granting historically black college/university (HBCU), with a student enrollment of 2,100. He successfully guided both the main campus in rural Chester County and the school’s Center City Philadelphia campus. Prior to that, he served as interim provost at both Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota and Albany State University in Georgia.
Over the years, Dr. Green also served in numerous other university leadership posts, including president of Jefferson Community College in Kentucky and interim president of Metropolitan State University in Minnesota, and acting president at Midland Lutheran College. In addition, he has held faculty and teaching positions at Metropolitan State University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Concordia College at Moorhead, Minnesota, University of Louisville, Kentucky State University, and North Dakota State University. In addition to his appointments in higher education, he also served as Assistant to the President and CEO at Honeywell Inc. and as Director of Executive Education for the company.
A member of Lord of Grace Lutheran Church in Tucson, Arizona, Dr. Green received his undergraduate degree from Concordia College, an ELCA school in Moorhead, Minnesota. He earned his doctorate from the University of Louisville and received post-graduate degrees from North Dakota State University and Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Green is joined at ULS by his wife, Dr. Dorothy Green. They are parents of two adult children, Kim and Richard, and are very proud of their three grandchildren.