Once again, a Pepperdine administrator named to a university presidency
Is it something in the (beautiful ocean) water in Malibu, Calif.?
Once again, a Pepperdine University administrator has been hired as a university president, this time at Lubbock Christian in Texas.
Tim Perrin, vice dean and professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law, was introduced last week as president-elect of his Texas alma matter.
He joins a handful of other former employees of Pepperdine, which is associated with Churches of Christ, who serve as university presidents nationwide.
Among them: Southern Methodist University’s Gerald R. Turner, the University of Georgia’s Michael F. Adams, Baylor University’s Kenneth Starr, Lipscomb University’s Randy Lowry and Oklahoma Christian University’s Mike O’Neal (O’Neal is retiring at the end of this academic year).
“Even though we will miss Tim, it is a source of pride that not only our sister institutions but institutions across the country look to Pepperdine University as they seek dynamic and values centered leaders in their presidential searches,” Andrew Benton, Pepperdine’s president since 2000, said in a statement to The Christian Chronicle.
“On the other hand, if this keeps up, I may consider charging a head hunters fee in the future,” Benton said.
FeedbackPepperdine alum Thomas W. Gillespie was president of Princeton Theological Seminary from 1983 to 2004. He passed away 5 November 2011.Bradley BrockFebruary, 8 2012Two Ed.D. graduates of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology serve currently serve as college Presidents. Thomas A. Burnett, Saddleback College, http://www.saddleback.edu/president/. Anthony Tricoli, Georgia Perimeter College,http://gsep.pepperdine.edu/news-events/press-releases/2011/gsep-alumnus-is-first-community-college-president-to-win-prestigious-national-award.htmEdwin CahillFebruary, 9 2012Just as the University of Iowa is the “Cradle of Coaches” so Pepperdine University has become the “Producer of Presidents.” It is part of their DNA. Look at their motto: “Freely ye received, freely give.” They are giving their best to other institutions. That is praiseworthy.Victor KnowlesFebruary, 9 2012Jerry E. Hudson, Provost of Pepperdine during the early 70’s, moved to the presidency of Hamline Univ. in Minneapolis then to Willamette Univ. in Salem, OR.
Hopefully you can amend with this and the above names for the print edition. Blessisngs!!Wayne NewlandFebruary, 9 2012Wayne,
Thanks for the information.
This post was meant to refer to current presidents of universities who were Pepperdine employees at one time.Bobby Ross Jr.February, 9 2012