Dana  Waldrop
Director of Professional Success
Brock School of Business
289D Cooney Hall

Dana Waldrop joined the Samford family in October 2019 and brings multiple years’ experience from the realm of public education. Waldrop has served as a music educator and professional school counselor in a variety of school settings. Most recently, she served as assistant director of Samford’s Career Development Center where she was responsible for assisting students with choosing and exploring majors, gaining work-related experience, and all aspects of post-graduation preparation. In addition, she coordinated Teacher Interview Day in collaboration with the Orlean Beeson School of Education, hosted the Non-Profit Lunch and Learn, and coordinated the Job & Internship Fair. 

As the director of Professional Success in Brock School of Business, Waldrop will work toward developing and building partnerships, internships and full-time opportunities locally and regionally for students; coordinate Brock School of Business' academic internship program for pre-professional business experience; and work with students over their Brock School of Business tenure relative to academic exploration, self-discovery, career information, interview preparedness and job searching.

Waldrop is a Samford graduate where she received a Bachelor of Music Education with choral and voice concentrations. She received a Master of Education from the University of Montevallo in School Counseling. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and has held leadership positions with the Alabama School Counseling Association, Alabama Possible and the Southern Association for College Admissions Counselors.