Posted by Mary Wimberley on 1999-05-27

Dr. Amanda Borden has been named Dean of Freshmen at Samford University. Dr. Borden, a Samford faculty member since 1989, will also continue some of her duties as assistant professor in the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre.

    In her new post, Dr. Borden will be the "chief faculty advocate" for student success, according to Samford Provost Dr. James S. Netherton.

    Responsibilities include Samford's summer orientation sessions, freshman seminar, advising of all "undecided" students, the S.U.ccess program and numerous other student adjustment, mentoring and academic support programs.

    Dr. Borden has been involved in restructuring Samford's core curriculum and expanding the Communication Resource Center. She has also been an active participant in the university's nationally-recognized Problem-Based Learning initiative.

    Dr. Borden holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Illinois.

    Samford enrolls some 4,600 men and women from 40 states and 30 nations.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.