Lubbock Christian U. promotes president Ken Jones to chancellor
February 1, 2011
Lubbock Christian University’s president today will become the first man in decades to take the title of the school’s chancellor, thus marking a gradual transfer of the presidency to a yet unknown successor.
Ken Jones, who began as LCU’s president in 2003, will continue overseeing the day-to-day operations of the university for the next year until a selection committee completes a nationwide search for his replacement.
In his new capacity, which he hopes to fully transition to by May 2012, Jones will play a more ambassadorial role in a position the school has not filled since 1974’s brief four-month chancellorship of its founding president, F.W. Mattox.
“It’s something that’s unique because of the unique talents and abilities of Ken Jones,” said Jerry Harris, chairman of LCU’s board of trustees. “Ordinarily, this could not happen, except you’ve got a man like Ken Jones that is so well respected by the community.”