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Fort Worth professor elected Richmond seminary dean

RICHMOND—Timothy D. Gilbert, longtime professor at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, has been elected dean at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, a post he will assume July 1.

For nearly 30 years, Gilbert has been a professor of philosophy at Tarrant County College, where he also has served as divisional dean and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Tarrant County College is a nearly 50-year-old two-year institution enrolling more than 50,000 students on five campuses

“Tim brings a wealth of experience to his new responsibilities,” BTSR President Ron Crawford said. “He is a gifted administrator and teacher. He is a splendid churchman.”

Gilbert was elected during a board of trustees conference call Nov. 20. He succeeds Israel Galindo, who completed a five-year term as dean and has chosen to return to the classroom, Crawford said.

Gilbert is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and holds master of divinity and doctor of philosophy degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

He co-authored Christian Ethics—A Primer and contributed a chapter on Christian ethics to Has Our Theology Changed? Southern Baptist Thought Since 1845.

Gilbert is married to Karen Grubb Gilbert, who works contractually for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. The Gilberts have two daughters: Katie Lacey is director of college and young adults at First Methodist Church in Birmingham, Ala., and Mary Beth Foust is a BTSR student.