Published on March 18, 2021 by Morgan Black  
Bellas Carl

Dean Carl Bellas, who served as dean of Samford University’s Brock School of Business from 1996 to 2001, passed away on March 10, 2021.
 
Bellas was a true visionary and led the school to its first accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
 
His widow, Pat Bellas, said, “Being the dean of Samford’s business school was one of the best decisions we ever made.”
 
Prior to his passing, Bellas requested that any donations in his memory be directed specifically to support scholarships for Samford students pursuing a business degree. 

Donations in memory of Bellas may be contributed to the Brock School of Business Dean’s Excellence Fund, which will go directly to support business student scholarships.
 
Click here to support business student scholarships. Choose “Brock School of Business Excellence Fund” from the list of designations to direct your gift.

 
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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.