December 1 , 2006

Brewer, Godfrey, Hanna Join Board of Trustees

"... Samford's trustees are elected by the board and affirmed by the Alabama State Baptist Convention..."

Samford University front gatesThree new members have been elected to Samford University's board of trustees, effective Dec. 1.

New trustees are former Alabama Gov. Albert Brewer of Birmingham; Joseph C. Godfrey, pastor, First Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove; and Pete M. Hanna, owner and chief executive officer, Hanna Steel Corp., Birmingham.

Trustees reelected to additional four-year terms expiring in 2010 include David Belcher, president, Royal Automotive, Inc., Birmingham; John E. Bell Jr., CEO, Oil Equipment Company, Inc., Birmingham; Harry B. Brock III, president, Express oil Development Co., Birmingham; Michael P. Dunn, managing director, Merchant Capital LLC, Montgomery; C. Thomas Houser, chief operating officer, BAE Systems Analytical Solutions, Inc., Huntsville; Charles W. Lancaster, president, Lancaster Management, Inc., Gadsden; and Barbara D. Thorne, a retired teacher from Jasper.

Samford's trustees are elected by the board and affirmed by the Alabama State Baptist Convention.

The board's winter meeting is Dec. 5.