The Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership - commonly referred to as “the Mann Center'' - serves as a connector, convenor and trainer for Samford students, faculty, staff and community-based organizations in Greater Birmingham and across the state. More specifically, the Center: features campus, local and nationally recognized leaders who embody servant-leadership; designs and implements community-based learning programs and courses; provides professional development in community-based learning for faculty and staff; and manages mutually-beneficial university-community partnerships.

Providing resources to students, faculty, staff and Alabama nonprofits since 2008, the Mann Center promotes the understanding and practice of positive character and servant-leadership. Core values including humility, hospitality, social justice, inclusion and service to others guide the Center’s work.

Programs and activities include: “For the Good” leadership speaker series; service cadre and convocation programs; weekly and annual student volunteer and community-based internship opportunities; recognition through annual awards and scholarships; and the university’s annual day of service.

Accessible to all of the university’s constituents, the Mann Center team strives to assist Samford students and employees to practice their faith through serving and learning from the broader community.

Directions & Parking

The Mann Center is located in Brooks Hall Room 227. Brooks Hall is located on the northeast corner of campus and can be found via the virtual campus map or on the printable map. When parking, the Northeast Parking Deck is most convenient.

As a guest of the Mann Center, no specific decal or permit is required to park in the Northeast Parking Deck. If there are any issues concerning parking citations, or if you have mobility issues and require assistance, please contact Skylar Clark at sclark3@samford.edu.

Our Team

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Skylar Clark
Program Administrator
Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership
Office: 227 Brooks Hall
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Allison Heidbrink Nanni
Associate Director
Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership
Office: 227 Brooks Hall
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Emily Segars
AmeriCorps VISTA Member
Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership
Office: 227 Brooks Hall
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Andrew Westmoreland
Executive Director
Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership