Hays to Step Down As Dean of Duke Divinity School in 2016

Richard B Hays, Duke Divinity School

Richard B Hays, Photo Duke Divinity School

News from Duke Divinity School:

Duke Divinity School Dean Richard B. Hays today announced that he will conclude his term as dean at the end of the next academic year, June 30, 2016. He will take a research leave during the 2016-17 academic year and then return to his position as professor of New Testament in the academic year 2017-18.

Hays said his decision was motivated in part by his desire to work on writing projects and by his eagerness to return to the classroom before he retires.

“This decision is shaped by a number of factors beyond my own personal sense that the time is right,” he said. “A transition is also timely because the school has now accomplished many of the tasks that have been the focus of these past five years.”

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