- Dec. 20, 2018
-- Lutheran Services Carolinas President and CEO Ted W. Goins, Jr. was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree Dec. 13 by Lenoir-Rhyne University at its fall 2018 Commencement.
Each year, following a nomination process, the LR board of trustees approves awards to be presented at commencement. Honorary doctorate degrees are awarded to persons of outstanding character and personality who have distinguished themselves for scholarship or literary achievement, won professional or other distinctions, and/or have rendered conspicuous service in a particular field.
An LR alumnus, Goins graduated in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in political science. Goins currently serves as the president and chief executive officer of Lutheran Services Carolinas, an organization based in Salisbury that provides care and service to 5,600 Carolinians. Goins currently serves on the Board of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. He lives in Salisbury with his wife, Cheryl.
For more about Lutheran Services Carolinas, go to http://www.lscarolinas.net