Lubbock Christian University has announced their new university president. LCU Chancellor Ken Jones announced during a press conference this morning that Tim Perrin J.D. will be the university’s sixth president. Perrin currently serves as the Vice Dean at Pepperdine School of Law. He'll take presidential responsibilities beginning June 1st, with chancellor Ken Jones stepping down as interim president.

Perrin expressed his excitement at being asked to return to his alma mater, “I am deeply honored and privileged to be asked to serve as the sixth president of Lubbock Christian University. 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. LCU is a place where students are prepared and equipped for greater service in the world—lives are changed!—and Lucy and I feel most fortunate to be called to return to our alma mater to join in this grand enterprise."

Perrin graduated LCU in 1984 and from the Texas Tech School of Law in 1987. He served as a trial attorney in Corpus Christi and began work at Pepperdine in the early 90’s, where he has held the posts of Professor of Law, Associate Provost, and Vice Dean of the Pepperdine School of Law.

The LCU board of trustees has spent a year reviewing candidates for the position. The choice was finally narrowed down to two candidates this year, Perrin and Brian Starr, who currently serves as executive vice president of Lubbock Christian University.