Published on May 17, 2014 by Mary Wimberley  

Veteran educator Bill Cleveland urged graduating seniors at Samford University to understand the importance of investing in people's lives by forming relationships.

"This concept of investment is important for the children in our schools.  We must invest the time to get to know our students," said Cleveland, superintendent of Homewood City Schools.

Cleveland, a 1990 Samford graduate, spoke during commencement exercises for Samford's School of the Arts and Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education on May 17.