Scholars in Ethical Leadership: Opportunities for Donors

South Africa 2012 Agri-Academy

Scholars in Ethical Leadership is a four-year learning experience that will prepare students to be leaders and agents of change in diverse institutional, professional, and societal contexts. The program is in the final stages of the approval process, with a launch date of Fall 2014 anticipated.

The Scholars program will incorporate coursework and co-curricular activities to guide students through several stages of leadership development. The program will entail significant administrative and program costs, as well as scholarship and travel expenses for students. The center hopes to attract a primary donor who wishes to leave a legacy of ethical leadership and give the program a strong identity. Other examples of program sponsorship and naming opportunities are given below; please contact Azalea Hulbert at 205.726.4634 for more information.

Ethics and Leadership Resource Center

The Mann Center serves as a resource for students, staff, faculty, and the community in the field of ethics and leadership. Our mission to become the thought leader in public discussion of ethics and leadership, both locally and nationally, will require a comprehensive, world-class collection of books, periodicals, online resources/subscriptions, and other media offering the latest in ethical and moral thought. The resource center will serve as the academic backbone of all that is taught and learned at the center, ensuring a level of scholarship worthy of the field, and of Samford University.

With the development of the Scholars program, it is even more essential that a robust collection of current scholarship in ethical leadership be maintained by the center. While many resources may be housed online, donations are also welcome to support a physical collection and maintain a devoted space where faculty and staff, students, and community members can study, collaborate, and reflect.

International Service Practica

The Mann Center currently conducts an annual service practicum in South Africa, and is seeking other opportunities around the globe. This initiative will become one of the signature pieces of the Scholars program, by allowing students to practice leadership for positive and sustainable change.

Mann Center Faculty Fellowships

One of the hallmarks of the Scholars program is interdisciplinary and collaborative faculty involvement. To ensure that faculty are able to participate fully, the Mann Center is seeking faculty fellowships that will allow faculty from across disciplines to contribute through teaching, research, and mentoring.


To support the continued growth of the center and the Scholars program, donations are needed to maintain and furnish the physical facilities of the Mann Center. Naming opportunities are available through both endowed and one-time gifts; please contact the center to learn more.



Drayton Nabers, Jr.

Brooks Hall, 227A


C. Cameron Collins 
Program Manager
Brooks Hall, 227B

Mitzi Lafferty  
Administrative Assistant
Brooks Hall, 227
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 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 Cameron Collins, Program Manager