Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2002-12-05

Four new members were elected to the Samford University Board of Trustees during the fall meeting of the board Tuesday (Dec. 3).

They are: David R. Belcher, president and owner, Royal Automotive, Inc., Birmingham; Michael P. Dunn, managing director, Merchant Capital, Montgomery; C. Thomas Houser, president, MEVATEC Corporation, Huntsville; and Charles W. Lancaster, president, Lancaster Management, Inc., Gadsden.

James Stivender of Gadsden was elected chairman of the 47-member board. Other officers are William J. Stevens of Birmingham, vice chairman; D. Warren Bailey, Hoover, secretary; and Dr. G. Truett Guffin, Gardendale, assistant secretary.

Longtime trustees Dr. J. Carey Gwin of Jasper and Wallace D. Malone Jr., of Birmingham were elected Life Trustees.

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.