A public relations consultant and community volunteer, Lorraine Perryman is the former Mayor of Odessa, Texas.
Her interest in education is reflected in the many offices and boards she serves including founder and president, Ector County Education Foundation; Board of Directors, Odessa College Foundation; Development Board, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin; Advocated for Higher Education, Executive Committee, Chancellor’s Council, The University of Texas System; and Chancellor’s Council, Texas Tech University System. She was appointed to a six-year term on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board by Governor Perry in 2001.
Ms. Perryman joined the College for All Texans Foundation Board of Directors in 2003 and currently serves as Board Vice President. Her other current affiliations and activities include Mayor’s Drug and Crime Commission, Texas Cultural Trust, Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center and Junior League of Odessa.
Ms. Perryman has received numerous awards and other recognition for her public service. Among them the 2006 Professional, Human and Civil Rights Award, Texas State Teachers Association; 2005 First Lady of Odessa, Beta Sigma Phi International; 2004 Buddy West Leadership Award, Presidential Museum; 2004 Outstanding Local Leader in Texas, John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Forum; 2001 State of Texas Arbor Day dedication in Honor of Commitment to Trees and Community Beautification; 1997 Distinguished Citizen of the Year, Buffalo Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America; 1997 Mayor’s Citation for Successful Passage of Economic Development Sales Tax, and 1997 Permian Basin Person of Vision, Texas Society to Prevent Blindness.
Ms. Perryman received a Bachelor of Journalism degree from The University of Texas at Austin and served as a news anchor for KOSA-TV in Odessa. She and her husband, Ray, have five children.