• From the President

    Andrew Westmoreland
    Dr. Andrew Westmoreland
    There are many great institutions of higher education, but there is only one Samford. Here a dedicated faculty and energetic students join to create a community of learning and faith like no other. The beauty of Samford’s campus is virtually matchless, but it pales in comparison to the quality of our people. From the classrooms and laboratories to the artistic stages and athletic venues, the minds and souls of Samford people make the real difference. Samford people bring the best, they are demanding and compassionate, they know the importance of engaging the world with a faith that calls them to serve. Each Monday, I share one of their incredible stories to illustrate how our people impact the world.

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  • May  04

    Just last night, Matt Kerlin, Assistant Dean for Spiritual Life, sent this message to me:

    Just last night, Matt Kerlin, Assistant Dean for Spiritual Life, sent this message to me:

    Sunday afternoon I was able to see the final performance of Samford theatre’s production of Jane Eyre, a musical adaptation of the novel by Charlotte Brontë.  The talent on display was truly astounding and brought the story to life with emotion and creativity.  In particular, senior musical theatre major Carin Lagerberg performed stunningly as the main character.  In the post-production Q & A with the cast and crew, a student asked Carin which of the musical’s themes most resonated with her.  Carin spoke of how the story highlights the social pressure placed on women to live up to artificial standards of beauty, and she reminded all of us in the audience that God’s compassionate view of us should take precedence over how others may judge us.  As the father of two daughters, I thought her response was both memorable and wise.

    Matt concluded his message with these words:  “In my ninth year at Samford, I continue to be moved by all that is good about this place.”

    The world is better because Samford nurtures persons in their development of intellect, creativity, faith, and personhood.