Posted by Mary Wimberley on 1999-12-23

Birmingham accountant Dale Splawn, C.P.A., and Selma dentist Gerald A. Anderson, II, D.M.D., have been elected to the Samford University Board of Trustees. They were elected at the December meeting of the 45-member board. 

Splawn, a 1958 Samford graduate, is administrative partner with Mackle, Splawn, Tindall and McDonald, LLP. He is also a member of the executive board of the Central Alabama Council of Boy Scouts of America and a board member of Oasis agency for abused women and children. He served on the committee of the Finley character education awards program in Hoover. Splawn is a deacon at Green Valley Baptist Church. 

Anderson, a 1988 Samford graduate, is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. A member of the Selma Choral Society, he is a past president of the Selma and Dallas County Historical Preservation Society and past board member, Dallas County chapter, American Cancer Society. He is a deacon at First Baptist Church, Selma. 

Officers of the Samford board are Boyd E. Christenberry of Montgomery, chairman; Philip D. Walton, M.D., of Leeds, vice chairman and chairman of executive committee; Richard D. Horsley, of Birmingham, secretary; and H. Hobart Grooms, Jr., of Birmingham, assistant secretary. 


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.