Our Grand and Noble Enterprise
It is great to be back home. Following graduation from law school at Texas Tech, professional opportunities took me and my family to Corpus Christi and then to Malibu, California. I’ve been blessed beyond measure with opportunities that I did not seek or expect. After twenty years at Pepperdine, I am thrilled to return to my alma mater (and my hometown) and to join with LCU’s faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends in this grand and noble enterprise. We are in the business of changing lives. I can’t imagine anything more important or fulfilling.
Throughout its 55 year history, LCU has been deftly guided by outstanding leaders who placed their trust in God and who believed that the unseen, eternal things matter more than that which is seen and is temporary. We are indebted to the faithful stewardship of F.W. Mattox, Joe Hacker, Harvie Pruitt, Steve Lemley, and Ken Jones. For the last 19 years, Dr. Jones has embodied servant leadership as president and now chancellor of the university. He presided over a period of great growth in enrollment, facilities, and programs, and a deepening of the university’s sense of mission. I’m deeply grateful that Ken Jones will continue to serve as Chancellor of the university. This is very good news indeed and you can read more about Dr. Jones and his transformative leadership.
I’m returning to this special place (and leaving behind the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains!) because of how deeply I believe in LCU’s mission and her future. We have the right mission—the passionate pursuit of the intellectual growth and spiritual formation of our students—at the very time that our world stands in desperate need of committed and engaged citizens who bring wisdom and discernment to their communities, churches, and families. It will take all of us working together through God’s good grace to achieve our lofty goals. I look forward to partnering with you in our life-changing work.
L. Timothy Perrin, JD