August 29, 2011 - The Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership has contributed substantially to teaching and learning across our campus since it was established three years ago. During this period, the Brock School of Business has been an excellent steward in housing the center and supporting its development.
The Mann Center is well-established and actively engaged with all eight of our academic schools. With the beginning of the fall semester, the Center will be incorporated into the operations of the Office of the Provost where it will be optimally positioned to serve the whole campus. We have conferred with Marvin Mann, the Samford alumnus and generous donor who made the center possible, and he enthusiastically supports this new positioning for the center, which honors his late wife.
I encourage all faculty and staff to view the Mann Center as an available resource and platform for innovation and collaboration. Dr. John Knapp, university professor and the center’s director, is always eager to hear from you about your interests. The website at www.samford.edu/manncenter provides a good overview of the center’s mission and its many current and past activities.
In the days ahead, you will hear more as Dr. Knapp works with academic representatives across the university and the university’s office of marketing and communication to focus and communicate strategically the scope of the Mann Center. As we begin the new academic year, I wanted you to be aware of this new development in Academic Affairs.