Dr. Andrew Westmoreland served as the President of Samford University from June 1, 2006 until his retirement from the presidency on June 30, 2021.  Elected President Emeritus by the Board of Trustees, he also serves as the Executive Director of Samford’s Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership. 

Westmoreland holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science and a doctorate in higher education administration.  A native of Arkansas, he is married to Dr. Jeanna Westmoreland.  They have one daughter, Riley, who earned degrees at Samford and Vanderbilt University.

His career in higher education spans more than 40 years, including 23 years of service in two college presidencies, Samford University and Ouachita Baptist University.  He serves as a member of many boards for charities and other entities, and he is an author and speaker. He is the past Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, which oversees accreditation for approximately 800 colleges and universities from Virginia to Texas.