In May, Samford University’s Board of Trustees approved promotions and grants of tenure for several Cumberland School of Law faculty members, as well as approvals of emeritus status for recently retired faculty.
Ramona Albin, associate professor of law, was awarded tenure.
Jeff Anderson, director of the Lawyering and Legal Reasoning program, was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of law.
Tracey Roberts was promoted from associate professor to full professor of law and awarded tenure.
Matt Woodham was named interim director of the advocacy program.
Additionally, the following retired faculty received the designation of professor emeritus: Mark Baggett, Tom Stone, Howard Walthall and Deborah Young.
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.