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Samford Announces $100 Million Gift
The $100 million gift, funded by the estate of Marvin Mann ’54, is the largest gift given to the university by a single donor and the largest single gift ever made to a higher education institution in the state of Alabama.
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President Taylor’s Inauguration Address
On November 4, 2021, Beck A. Taylor was inaugurated as Samford University’s 19th president. The following is President Taylor’s address from the official Inauguration Service.
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Beck A. Taylor Inaugurated as Samford University’s 19th President
Accompanied by his wife, First Lady and Executive Director of Legacy League Julie A. Taylor, Taylor received the Oath of Office from Board of Trustees Chair William J. Stevens, followed by the investiture, in which he was conveyed the ceremonial chain of office.