June 26-27, 2020

The Samford University Alumni Association Leadership Conference is designed for leaders of the alumni association to receive leadership training, access best practices throughout the association, and build community with other Samford alumni leaders. Enjoy a weekend in Birmingham while connecting with other leaders of the Samford University Alumni Association. Guests and families are invited to travel with alumni leaders and enjoy activities throughout Birmingham.

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Schedule

Friday, June 26, 2020

12-2 p.m. – Check-In and Refreshments
Location: Dwight and Lucille Beeson Alumni Center Atrium, second floor

2 p.m. – Welcome
Presiding Judge Stephen Dillard, President of the Samford University Alumni Association
Location: Dwight and Lucille Beeson Alumni Center Atrium, second floor

2:30-3:30 p.m. – Alumni Sessions

Best Practices for Effective Social Media
Location: Cooney Hall, Room 269
Focus: Learn tools to effectively promote activities, news updates and the brand of Samford University through social media channels.
Speaker: Katie Stripling, Assistant Vice-President for Marketing and Communication, Samford University

Leading with Purpose
Location: Cooney Hall, Room 279
Focus: Learn skills to strengthen the role as a leader within the Samford University Alumni Association.
Speaker: Randy Pittman, Vice-President for University Advancement, Samford University

The Samford Brand
Location: Dwight and Lucille Beeson Alumni Center, The Rotunda Club, Marion Room
Focus: Learn about the evolution of the Samford brand standards and the progress of licensing.
Speaker: Laine Williams, Creative Services Director, Samford University

Recruiting Opportunities for Alumni with Samford’s Office of Admission
Location: Office of Admission, Ingalls Hall
Focus: Learn from Samford’s Office of Admission about ways alumni leaders can support recruiting efforts in their city.
Speaker: David Presley, Director of Admission, Samford University

3:30-3:45 p.m. – Break
Location: Dwight and Lucille Beeson Alumni Center Atrium, Second Floor
Refreshments will be provided. 

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. – Campus Tour
Check out the newly renovated University Center as well as other recently renovated areas of campus. This tour is available for any conference attendees that are interested in viewing these renovated areas of campus. Meet in the atrium of the Dwight and Lucille Beeson Alumni Center.

6 p.m. – Alumni Family Dinner with Dr. Andrew Westmoreland, President of Samford University
Location: Cooney Hall, Regions Community Resource Room, Room 400
Join alumni leaders, guests and their families for a barbecue dinner in Brock School of Business’s Regions Community Resource Room. Enjoy the views of campus from the patio on the fourth floor of Cooney Hall. We will also be joined by Dr. Andrew Westmoreland, President of Samford University.

8 p.m. – Closing for the evening

Saturday, June 27, 2020

8-9 a.m. – Breakfast available in The Rotunda Club
Location: Dwight and Lucille Beeson Alumni Center, The Rotunda Club, Second Floor

9 a.m. – Group Meeting
Location: Pete Hanna Center, First Floor, Room 1125
Topic: Forever Samford 

9:45-10 a.m. – Break

10-10:45 a.m. – Alumni Sessions

Samford University Alumni Association Executive Council
Location: Dwight and Lucille Beeson Alumni Center, The Rotunda Club, Marion Room
Council members that serve on SBAA, Young Alumni Boards, club or chapter leadership should attend those alumni sessions. 

Samford Black Alumni Association
Location: Orlean Beeson School of Education, Second Floor, Room 232 

Regional Alumni Chapters
Location: Orlean Beeson School of Education, Second Floor, Room 230 

Regional Alumni Clubs
Location: Dwight and Lucille Beeson Alumni Center, Second Floor, Room 249 

Young Alumni Boards (Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville)
Location: Pete Hanna Center, First Floor, Room 1125

10:45 – 11 a.m. – Break

11 a.m. – Lunch
Location: Pete Hanna Center, Coca-Cola Hospitality Suite, Second Floor, Room 2020
We will also be joined by Martin Newton, Director of Athletics, to hear an update about Samford Athletics and the accomplishments of Samford athletics on and off the field.

12 – 1 p.m. – Group Meeting
Location: Pete Hanna Center, First Floor, Room 1125
Next Steps as the Samford University Alumni Association
Open Forum 

1 p.m. – Closing of the Conference

Hotel Blocks

Hampton Inn Birmingham/Mountain Brook

Courtyard by Marriott Homewood

Embassy Suites by Hilton Birmingham
Call 1-800-362-2779 and use code SUA