Alumni Executive Council

The executive council is the governing body of the Samford University Alumni Association. Council members are nominated by school representatives or groups after demonstrating strong volunteer engagement, leadership and support of Samford University.

Mission Statement

The Samford University Alumni Association seeks to create a lifelong and worldwide community of alumni through fellowship, programs and services by increasing opportunities for engagement with each other and with the university. As a continuation of the Samford experience, the alumni association fosters growth of the individual while encouraging service to Samford, our communities and the world. The council lives out this mission by:

  • Identifying, recruiting and developing alumni leaders
  • Enhancing the student experience through scholarships and support
  • Providing meaningful benefits and services to alumni
  • Developing alumni networks and relationships through regional alumni chapters and affinity groups
  • Supporting outreach to alumni by university departments
  • Encouraging and fostering a culture for alumni to support the university through volunteer engagement and financial support
  • Facilitating programs that bring together alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends for service opportunities, fellowship and professional networking
  • Communicating university developments and alumni achievements to alumni

Alumni Association Executive Leaders

President

Todd Carlisle, '88 and '91

Vice President of Development

Jay Boyd, '09

Vice President of Committees

Lori Sullivan, '79 and '82

Council Members

  • Alan Cripps, '14
  • Amber Patrick, '10 and '13
  • Bo Morris, '13
  • Brandon Guyton, ‘06
  • Bruce Harris, '12
  • Bryan Hancock, ‘88
  • David Spurling, '98
  • Drew Hataway, '04
  • Grace Simmons, ‘11
  • Houston Estes, '04
  • Isaac Cooper, '10
  • James Graham, ‘14
  • Jerell Horton, ‘00
  • Jeremy Sandefur, ‘07
  • Joe McDade, ‘61
  • Karon Bowdre, '77 and '80
  • Katherine M. Stone, '06
  • Kathryn Woodruff, ‘79
  • Kyle Bailey, '13
  • Laura Martin Zapalowski, '00
  • Lauren Bates, '13
  • Meghan Allen, '09
  • Phillip Gewin, ‘08
  • Ryan Thompson, ’06 and ‘09
  • Steven Ball, '83, '91 and '94
  • Stephen Dillard, ‘92
  • Tracey Sheperd Gholson, '90
  • Virginia Harris, '12
  • Wendy Feild, '99
  • Will Tumlin, '13