The Oxford Conclave on Global Higher Education, founded and directed by Dr. John Knapp, was a retreat for U. S. university presidents held at the University of Oxford. The Oxford Conclave involved presidents of more than 60 universities between 2005 and 2011. The retreat fostered 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 was convened and facilitated by Dr. Knapp.
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