Published on July 12, 2022 by Daniel Dodson  
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Victoria Delchamps began teaching at Samford as an adjunct faculty member in the spring of 2006, teaching Communication Arts and continued to do so for the rest of her career. In 2015, she was promoted to assistant professor, and in 2020, she moved to the English Department and continued to teach Communication Arts, Fiction and Film, Christianity and Literature and Creative Writing.

“I had various titles, and I did a lot of different things. Mostly, I worked with Dean David Chapman on special projects,” Delchamps said. “I was director of the BACHE Cultural Passport Program, Academic Liaison for International Students, Advisor to Undeclared Students, and I assisted Dean Chapman with the creation of the Howard Scholars Program.”

Delchamps said that some of her best memories involved working with international students like the cohorts that would come from China. 

“I had the opportunity to represent Samford and BACHE in the community and to introduce students to the rich cultural offerings right here in Birmingham,” Delchamps said. “But, the thing I enjoyed the most was the teaching.” 

In retirement, Delchamps says she will be reading the piles of books she set aside during her working years and spending time on her own writing.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.