Dean's advisory board member Tracey Morant Adams, M.B.A. '92, has been named to Savoy magazine's 2020 list of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.
According to Savoy, the list "showcases an elite representation of African American men and women who have been recognized for their executive and business leadership in national and global-leading corporations."
Adams is the senior executive vice president and chief community development and corporate social responsibility officer for Renasant Bank. In this role, she helps guide the company's diversity and inclusion strategy and programs for minority businesses.
In addition to her corporate responsibilities, she is a very involved leader in the Birmingham community and surrounding areas.
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.