Samford University


November 30, 2009

Our Story

Chris Feigl, a loyal member of our public safety staff, died very suddenly last week at his home.  He was a sergeant on our staff and the evening shift supervisor.  Chris was respected by those he sought to help, as demonstrated by this message from one of our students: 

"I am a junior here at Samford. I am so deeply sorry to hear about Sergeant Feigl's passing. I was in an accident on campus earlier this year where my car was totaled and turned on its side. Sergeant Feigl was the first to respond. Throughout the process he was so helpful and concerned about how I was doing. I walked away from that experience thinking so highly of Sergeant Feigl and of campus safety, I was literally singing their praises to my friends. I would see Sergeant Feigl across campus after the accident and he would  always ask how I was doing. I just wanted you to know that, coming from a Samford student, he will be missed from the Samford Community. Give my regards to his family. I will be praying for them throughout this holiday season.”  

The world is better because of the legacy of Chris Feigl. 


Our Mission

The mission of Samford University is to nurture persons in their development of intellect, creativity, faith, and personhood. As a Christian university, the community fosters academic, career, and ethical competency while encouraging social and civic responsibility, and service to others.

Our Core Values

The Samford community values lifelong:

  • belief in God, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
  • engagement with the life and teachings of Jesus.
  • learning and responsible freedom of inquiry.
  • personal empowerment, accountability, and responsibility.
  • vocational success and civic engagement.
  • spiritual growth and cultivation of physical well-being.
  • integrity, honesty, and justice.
  • appreciation for diverse cultures and convictions.
  • stewardship of all resources.
  • service to God, to family, to one another, and to the community.

Our Vision

Anchored in Christian understanding, Samford University will be a diverse community, stressing vigorous learning and personal faith, in the Baptist tradition. Within that commonality, the Community will be innovative in teaching, learning and research; sensitive to global issues; aggressive in self-assessment and continuous improvement. Faithful to its mission, Samford will be known and acknowledged worldwide by holding to its core values. The world will be better for it.

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