Career and Continuing Studies

Career and Continuing Studies is the realization of a futuristic vision of President Andrew Westmoreland, a place of learning that could be nimbly responsive to the continuing education needs of our community and the world beyond in a quickly changing education environment and business marketplace.


Our innovative classes and certificates allow individuals and organizations to quickly gain the essential skills they need to compete in today's fast-paced marketplace. Completed at an individualized pace for a fraction of the cost of other programs, our vision is to bring cutting-edge learning to people wherever they are.

Evening Studies

Samford University is committed to offering quality education to students in all stages of life. That's why the Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education is proud to be the home for Samford's Evening Studies program. Whether you are trying to complete your degree or start from the beginning on your bachelors degree, Evening Studies at Samford is the place for you. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:50 PM and 8:00-10:20 PM. Many students in the Evening Studies program are able to keep their current job while earning their Samford degree. With six starting points throughout the year, (Fall A, Fall B, Spring A, Spring B, Summer 1, and Summer 2) it is more convenient than ever to begin or finish your educational journey. Click the link below to learn more.

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Certificate Programs

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Language Classes

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 Continuing Education

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Ministry Training Institute

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Our Team

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Kevin Blackwell

Assistant to the President for Church Relations, Executive Director, Ministry Training Institute

Office: Wright Center 200
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Bryan D. Gill

Associate Director

Office of Professional Studies

Office: Beeson Hall 420
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Linda L. Abbott

Program Assistant, Institute for Continued Learning

Office: Robinson Hall 327A
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Linda Dukes Connor

Director of Continuing Education

Cumberland School of Law

Office: Robinson Hall 327C
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Dedra Phillips

Administrative Assistant

Academic Affairs

Office: Wright Center 200
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Sherry Benson Gotlieb

Director of Academic Services, Evening College

Evening College

Office: Beeson Hall 
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Stacy K Harrison

Program Coordinator, Evening College

Evening College

Office: Beeson Hall