Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education student Kristi Stacks has been named Better Basics’ Executive Director.
Better Basics seeks to empower children, improve the community and reduce illiteracy by providing literacy intervention, enrichment programs and educational opportunities for elementary and middle school students throughout the state of Alabama.
Stacks received an Education Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership from Samford University and she is currently pursuing an Educational Doctoral degree in Instructional Leadership at Samford.
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.