Tim Perrin has been named the sixth president of Lubbock Christian University (LCU) in Lubbock, Texas. An alumnus of Lubbock Christian, Perrin is currently vice dean of Pepperdine's School of Law. He will assume his new duties June 1, 2012. The announcement was made Friday, Feb. 3, by LCU Chancellor Ken Jones on behalf of the Lubbock Christian's Board of Trustees.
In being named president of Lubbock Christian, Perrin will become the sixth former Pepperdine employee to currently serve as CEO of a university. He joins Gerald R. Turner, SMU; Michael F. Adams, University of Georgia; Kenneth W. Starr, Baylor; L. Randolph Lowry III, Lipscomb; and Mike E. O'Neil, Oklahoma Christian University. Like Pepperdine and Lubbock Christian, both Lipscomb and Oklahoma Christian are religiously affiliated with Churches of Christ."We will be sad to bid farewell to our esteemed colleague, Tim Perrin," commented President Andrew K. Benton, Pepperdine University. "He and his wife, Lucy have enriched our campus community for the past 20 years and his scholarship and seasoned administrative leadership will be greatly missed. The pain of our loss is eased just a bit anticipating the great contribution he will make at our sister university in Lubbock."
Perrin joined Pepperdine in 1992 where he has served with distinction on the faculty and the administration as professor of law, associate provost, and vice dean. He is the author of numerous articles in leading law journals writing on trial advocacy and he participated in Pepperdine's acclaimed Juvenile Justice program in Uganda. A 1984 graduate from LCU, Perrin earned his juris doctor from Texas Tech School of Law in 1987. He is a former trial attorney and practiced law in Corpus Christi in both state and federal courts.
"I am excited about the new president and am delighted with his selection by the board," said Ken Jones, LCU chancellor, "I believe the future is exceedingly bright because of this choice and because God's hand has been at work in bringing Lubbock Christian University just the right person for this time in our history."
"I am deeply honored and privileged to be asked to serve as the sixth president of Lubbock Christian University," said Perrin. "I eagerly anticipate working with the talented and dedicated faculty, staff, and students and connecting with loyal alumni and friends as together we seek to build on the remarkable legacy of faithful leadership of Dr. Ken Jones," stated President-Elect Perrin. "LCU is a place where students are prepared and equipped for greater service in the world-lives are changed. Lucy and I feel most fortunate to be called to return to our alma mater to join in this grand enterprise."
Perrin was born and raised in Lubbock and both his parents were LCU faculty members. He was a varsity athlete and served as a student government representative. He and Lucy, an alumna of Lubbock Christian, have three children: Hannah and Sam, who are Pepperdine University students, and Will who is in high school.
Tim and Lucy are members of the University Church of Christ where Tim also serves as an elder. They are active in both community and church-related activities.