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Lubbock Christian University Appoints Three to Board of Trustees Kelly Robinson
Jan. 14, 2013

LUBBOCK, TX --- January 14, 2013 --- Lubbock Christian University has announced the appointment of three distinguished alumni as new members of the university’s Board of Trustees.

Melisa Roberts (’84), Dr. Tim Leslie (’80) and Dr. Kenneth Stephenson (’86) are all new members of the Board of Trustees and each has had successful professional career after graduating from Lubbock Christian University.

“It's a very good day for LCU and its future that Tim Leslie, Melisa Roberts, and Ken Stephenson are joining the Board of Trustees,” said LCU President Tim Perrin. “They are individuals of impeccable character and good judgment and each bring a deep commitment to Lubbock Christian University's distinctive mission. I look forward to the privilege of working with them as together we seek to advance the university.”

Melisa Roberts earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting from LCU in 1984. She was an active student during her time at LCU and was named Homecoming Queen in addition to serving as a member of Student Senate. She is the Chief Lending Officer and Executive Vice President of Lone Star State Bank of West Texas. She currently serves on the board of the United Way and Lubbock Christian Schools, as well as serving as a member of the City of Lubbock Audit Committee. Roberts was the 2010 United Way campaign chair.

Roberts is married to Steve Roberts (LCU ’88) and they have two daughters: Sydney, a current LCU student, and Macy, a junior at Lubbock Christian High School. The Roberts family attends South Plains Church of Christ.

“My relationship with LCU dates back to my college days. It was a great environment where I had the opportunity to not only obtain an accounting degree, but make lifelong friendships and grow in my commitment to leadership and service,” Mrs. Roberts said of her alma mater. “It is great to have the opportunity to give back to such a wonderful university that has done so much for the advancement of others. LCU is truly about changing lives, and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Dr. Tim Leslie is a 1980 graduate of Lubbock Christian University, and he later earned his DDS from the Baylor College of Dentistry. A two-time All-American as a Chaparral baseball player in 1978 and 1979, Leslie is an inductee into both the LCU Athletic Hall of Honor and the NAIA Hall of Fame. He is a practicing dentist in Lubbock and is a member of the South Plains District Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the Southwest Restorative and Esthetic Forum.

He and his wife, Susan, a Mississippi State alumnus, have two sons: Logan, a Texas Tech graduate, and Brent, who is currently a senior baseball player for the Chaps planning to graduate in the spring of 2013. The Leslie’s are members of the Broadway Church of Christ. “I am excited for this opportunity to serve Lubbock Christian University,” Dr. Leslie said. “LCU has impacted me in my personal, spiritual, and professional life. I look forward to helping the university in making a difference in the lives of others.”

A 1986 graduate of LCU with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. Kenneth Stephenson went on to earn his MD from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio in 1990. While at LCU, he was a member of the Chaparral men’s basketball squad and earned Academic All-America honors along the way. He is an orthopedic surgeon and is in practice at The Center for Orthopedic Surgery in Lubbock. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association and Texas Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Stephenson and his wife, Jana, a 1986 graduate of the LCU/Methodist School of Nursing, have three children: Aaron is a current LCU student and a member of the LCU men’s basketball team, Kara is currently an LCU student and Kaitlyn is a senior at Lubbock Christian High School. The Stephenson’s attend Greenlawn Church of Christ.

“Three of my siblings, my wife and I attended LCU, so we have a long history of association with this university,” Dr. Stephenson remarked. “After graduating in 1986, I was well prepared to continue my education in medical school, subsequently returning to Lubbock as an orthopedic surgeon. I am honored to begin serving on the board of trustees, giving back to the university that gave so much to me.”

Lubbock Christian University has over 2000 students and is a four-year private master's level institution that promotes unique educational opportunities with a strategic focus on student success in four key areas: spiritual formation, intellectual growth, personal stewardship and leadership development. Degree programs are offered for both bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees. For over 55 years, the school has offered academic excellence in a Christian environment. For more information about Lubbock Christian University visit their website at

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