Lubbock Christian University mourns death of faculty member, president’s mother Elaine Perrin
Lubbock Christian University in Texas mourns the death of Elaine Perrin, mother of President Tim Perrin and a longtime faculty member:
Elaine Wythe Perrin and her husband Lester came to Lubbock Christian College in 1960. Living across the street from the campus, raising their five strong children here, the Perrin character of faith and determination and dedication is woven deeply into the place.
Elaine was a librarian and a teacher of literature and composition. Her students quickly saw that she was intense about their learning and focused on their development. She told the truth with a smile, and because of that she was one of the professors that alumni seek out when they return to campus. Her opposition to pretention of any kind is imbedded in the LCU spirit. “Keep it real” was something Elaine lived.
Tim Perrin reflected on his parents in an interview with The Christian Chronicle earlier this year. His mother was 83 at the time of that interview in February.