Two candidates invited to visit with Lubbock Christian University presidential search committee
Lubbock Christian University has invited two candidates to visit with the search committee seeking the university’s next president: L. Timothy Perrin and Brian Starr.
Perrin is vice dean and professor of law at Pepperdine University’s School of Law in Malibu, Calif.
Starr is executive vice president and professor of economics and investments at Lubbock Christian.
Former longtime LCU President Ken Jones transitioned to the role of chancellor as the university launched the search process last year.
Here are more details on the search from an LCU news release:
Dean Tim Perrin is slated to visit the campus Tuesday, January 24, and Dr. Brian Starr is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25. In addition to a session with the Search Committee, each of the candidates will also spend time with a variety of university constituents, including a chapel presentation and meetings with students, faculty and staff.
“We have been so blessed to have received excellent nominations and candidates with a genuine interest in LCU. It is truly a positive reflection on Lubbock Christian University,” says Sam Beard, Presidential Search Committee Chair and LCU Board of Trustee member.
Dean Perrin graduated from LCU in 1984 with a degree in history. He received his J.D. from the Texas Tech School of Law in 1987. Upon graduation from law school, he worked as an associate with the law firm Gary, Thomasson, Hall, & Marks, in Corpus Christi, practicing general civil litigation from 1987 to 1992. Dean Perrin began teaching at Pepperdine University in 1992. He served as associate provost from 2003 to 2007, at which time he was named vice dean of the law school. Tim is married to Lucy, also an LCU alumna, and they have three children: Hannah, Sam, and Will.
Dr. Starr holds a B.S. and M.A.R. from Abilene Christian University, an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. He came to Lubbock Christian University in the spring of 2004 as an instructor in the Business Department. Prior to coming to LCU, he worked nine years in the retirement plan consulting industry as well as serving for four years in campus ministry at the University Avenue Church of Christ in Austin. In April 2008 he was named Executive Vice President of the university. He is married to Kristi, and they have three children: Josh, Caleb and Rachel.
Two other universities associated with Churches of Christ — Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City and Harding University in Searcy, Ark. — are seeking new presidents.
Oklahoma Christian named two presidential finalists in December.
Harding President David Burks announced in October that he will retire at the end of the 2012-13 academic year.