Regent University Appoints Gordon Robertson as Chancellor, Continuing the Legacy of Pat Robertson

NRB | July 13, 2023 | Member News

NRB member Regent University has announced the appointment of Gordon Robertson as its new Chancellor following the passing of Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, the founder of the university.

“We congratulate Gordon on assuming the role of Chancellor at Regent University,” said NRB President & CEO Troy A. Miller. “He is a champion for the university’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and developing Christian leaders who will impact the world for Christ.”

Robertson, the son of Dr. Pat and Dede Robertson, brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the university’s mission and vision to his new role as Chancellor. Alongside his new responsibilities, he will continue to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc., as well as President of Operation Blessing.

Dr. Pat Robertson founded Regent University in 1975. Since its official launch in 1977, the university has grown into a prestigious Christian institution, attracting over 13,000 students to its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, as well as online learners from around the world.

Expressing his gratitude on assuming the role of Chancellor, Robertson said, “I am deeply humbled and honored to accept the distinguished role of Chancellor at Regent University. Under the extraordinary leadership of my father, Regent has become one of the great Christian universities in the world, and – by God’s grace – we will continue to build upon its strong foundation with an unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and integrity. We will remain faithful to Regent’s founding principles and continuously advance the university’s mission of equipping Christian Leaders to Change the World.”

Robertson’s academic background includes graduating from Yale University in 1980 and earning his Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University in 1984. He practiced law in Norfolk, Virginia, for a decade before experiencing a life-changing encounter with the Lord in 1994. This encounter led him into global ministry, establishing CBN Asia in the Philippines, followed by the founding of the Asian Center for Missions (ACM) in 1995. He went on to launch The 700 Club Asia in 1996, a television show that has become one of the longest-running Christian programs in the Philippines and is now broadcast globally via satellite. That same year, he founded Operation Blessing Philippines, a humanitarian organization that has received recognition as “NGO of the Year” from the Philippine government. In the years that followed, Robertson led CBN’s ministry expansion throughout Asia by launching centers in Indonesia, India, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Thailand.

As Executive Producer of The 700 Club, Robertson oversees all aspects of programming for the ministry. He also serves as the host of CBN’s original flagship program, The 700 Club, along with 700 Club Interactive, a daily show airing on Freeform and online, and Miracle Living Today. Under Robertson’s leadership as Executive Producer, CBN Films produces documentaries and feature films that have captivated audiences globally.

NRB heartily congratulates Gordon Robertson on assuming his new leadership role at Regent University.

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