England

The Oxford Conclave on Global Higher Education

The Oxford Conclave on Global Higher Education, directed by Dr. John Knapp, is a retreat for U. S. university presidents held at the University of Oxford. The Oxford Conclave has involved presidents of more than 60 universities since 2005. The retreat fosters productive dialog about the timeless missions of colleges and universities as communities of moral formation and purpose, and has allowed leaders to re-envision higher education as a catalyst for change in the 21st century. Co-founded by Dr. Betty L. Siegel, president emeritus of Kennesaw State University, it is convened and facilitated by Dr. Knapp.

 Balliol College Balliol College Delegates at the 2010 Oxford Conclave Christ Church College

 Christ Church College Delegates to the 2010 Oxford Conclave Delegates to the 2010 Oxford Conclave Dr. John Knapp, Dr. Richard Carwardine, and Dr. Betty Siegel

 Balliol College Oxford Delegates Beck and Julie Taylor, Whitworth University

The Oxford Tradition

The Oxford Tradition is a unique experience for Samford students that allows them to explore the rich legacy of leadership in higher education at the University of Oxford. During the 2012 program, directed by Dr. John Knapp, students studied significant cultural movements, including the translation of the King James Bible at Oxford. All photos are courtesy of Hayley McDonald.

Students who participated in the inaugural Oxford Tradition in 2012 were overwhelmingly positive about their experience:

"What an awe-inspiring experience!" - Caleb Zorn

"...I still can't believe we had such a phenomenal opportunity to see such a historic and prestigious university to that degree..." - Katie Little

"...Seeing everything from the library in Corpus Christi to the Eagle and Child was truly amazing..." - Jimmy Ramey

The University of Oxford The University of Oxford  Samford students at the University of Oxford The University of Oxford

Samford students, faculty and special guests at the University of Oxford Samford students at the University of Oxford  The University of Oxford

Contacts

Drayton Nabers, Jr.

Director

205.726.4362

dnabers@samford.edu

Brooks Hall, 227A


Mitzi Lafferty

Administrative Assistant

205.726.4366

mlaffert@samford.edu

Brooks Hall, 227

Mann Logo 

 The Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership emphasizes the indispensable connection between ethics and good leadership in business, government, social services and the classic professions. Much of the center’s work is at this vital nexus of ethics and leadership. 

Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
205-726-4634 or Azalea Hulbert, Program Manager