Spring 2001
Vol 18 No. 1

Making Samford a Better Place

An Exceptional Gift

Working for the Common Good

New Business Leadership

Opening the Free Market

Trucking with Computers

Other Stories
Bellas Created 'Climate of Achievement' in Samford School of Business

Community Banking Stresses New Technology, Personal Touch

Faculty Compendium

Early Greek Influence on Jordan Strikes Jan Term Class Members

A Cappella Choir Invited to Sing in Russia

Wind Ensemble Performs at MENC Conference

Samford Students Out-Perform Peers in 'Engagement' with Learning: NSSE

Student Accolades

Samford History Prof's Book on King Jail Letter Examines Complexities of '60s Racial Scene

Humphreys Writes on Baptists and Calvinism

Book Edited by George, Smith Examines Racial Reconciliation

George Authors Doctrine Study

Tillette's Team Makes It Interesting During Seventh Straight Winner

Pharmacies Could Hold a Key to Effective Disaster Response

Cochran and Moore Write the Samford Record Book

Baseball Alumni: Send Your Name

Kenny Morgan Scholarship Winners



Georgia Southern Dean, Carl Gooding, to Head Samford Business School

Carl Gooding compiled an impressive record during 15 years as dean of the Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration.

The faculty grew from 45 to 95 members. Enrollment almost doubled, to 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college earned accreditation and the accounting program earned separate accreditation. And the school occupied a new 90,000-square foot building.

But as Gooding surveyed his situation, something was missing.

"It's hard to know 95 faculty members," he said. "And I love being in the middle of things with students."

That's one reason Gooding said yes when Samford offered him its business dean position. Samford has 535 students and 21 faculty.

"This is an opportunity to serve in a high-quality institution that is selective in its approach," Gooding said. "I'm looking forward to getting back to a situation in which I know everybody. I want to interact with students and faculty on a daily basis."

Gooding will succeed retiring Dean Carl Bellas July l.

"Dean Gooding has led his school at Georgia Southern to consistently higher achievements, both in size of the program and in its quality," said Dr. Joe O. Lewis, Samford acting provost. "He has been instrumental in generating both friends and funds for his school. He is widely sought after as a consultant on accreditation issues-a fact which indicates that he knows how to meet high standards."

Gooding was much involved in fund raising for the Georgia Southern business school and led a campaign that provided approximately $2.5 million for furniture, computing equipment and software for the new business building.

He listed two of his high priorities at Samford as fund raising for the business school and increasing graduate school enrollment, which stands at 155.

"But first, I want to spend one-on-one time with faculty and get to know the other deans, see where the business school fits in with the mission of the University," he said.

Gooding previously served business programs at East Carolina University (1980-86), Clemson University (1975-80) and the University of Georgia (1972-75). At each institution, he held administrative as well as teaching responsibilities.

The Maryland native holds Ph.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Georgia and the B.S. in mathematics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, which he attended on a Naval ROTC scholarship.

He is active in the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (now known as AACSB: The International Association for Management Education). Serving on its Board of Directors, he has visited more than 30 schools as accreditation team chair, member, adviser or consultant. He also has served as president of the Southern Business Administration Association and written numerous articles for scholarly journals.