Southwestern University Trustee
Lynn Parr Mock ’83
Lynn Parr Mock is an arts patron and civic leader. From 2006 to 2020, Ms. Parr Mock was a member of the board of directors of the Dallas Opera, serving as chair of its education committee, vice president for development, and board secretary. Ms. Parr Mock also chaired the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition in 2004; founded and re-imagined First Sight/First Night, the opera’s two-day season opening celebration in 2013; and chaired the Springs Gala benefitting the opera’s education programs 2018. Ms. Parr Mock was honored for her philanthropic contributions in 2019 as one of 13 hand-selected NorthPark Center Ambassadors.
In addition to her work with the Dallas Opera, Ms. Parr Mock is past president and chairman of the board of directors of The Friends of WRR, the 24-hour commercial classical radio station owned by the City of Dallas. She has served on the boards of the Helios Ensemble, a performing arts organization, the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance, and the Agape Clinic, which provides quality community health services to the medically underserved. Dedicated to the future of the performing arts, Ms. Parr Mock is the co-founder of Lone Spring Arts, a production company committed to preserving the best works of art from the past and creating and promoting the finest works of art for the future. As a professional singer, Ms. Parr Mock has performed with The Opera Project, Helios Ensemble, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Spring Valley United Methodist Church, Georgetown Festival of the Arts, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Lynn graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music, cum laude in 1983 from Southwestern, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and the international professional music honors fraternity, Delta Omicron. In 1985 she earned a master’s degree in vocal performance from The University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. Lynn chairs the board’s university relations committee and is a co-chair of “Thinking First” Southwestern’s comprehensive campaign. Prior to her election as a trustee, she was a member of Southwestern’s board of visitors.