Tim Perrin was born in Lubbock, grew up across the street from the LCU campus, and is the son of Les and Elaine Perrin, much-beloved faculty members. His first real job was washing dishes in the LCU cafeteria. Effective June 1, 2012, Perrin returned to his roots, this time as the sixth president of Lubbock Christian University.
Perrin graduated with honors from LCU in 1984. He served his fellow students as the Student Body President his senior year and played basketball for all four years. He still holds the LCU men's basketball record for highest free throw percentage in a season (89.8%), a point of trivia that gives him great satisfaction. He went on to study law at Texas Tech University School of Law, graduating in 1987, also with honors.
After five years with a law firm in Corpus Christi, Perrin accepted a faculty position with the Pepperdine University School of Law. He served with distinction in many roles while at Pepperdine over the course of 20 years, with his last role being Vice Dean of the Pepperdine University School of Law.
President Perrin and his wife, Lucy (’86), are the second LCU alumni couple to lead LCU; Drs. Steven and Emily Lemley served as LCU’s fourth president and first lady who served from 1982-1993. The Perrins have three children: Hannah, Sam and Will.