Posted by Philip Poole on 2003-08-11

Marlene M. Reed has been named acting dean of Samford University’s School of Business, effective Aug. 18.

Reed replaces Carl Gooding, who resigned earlier this summer to accept a teaching position at Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Ala.

Reed, who is Margaret Gage Bush University Professor, will have primary administrative responsibilities for the School of Business until a new dean is selected.

"We are fortunate to have a person with Dr. Reed’s experience and skills to serve in this interim capacity,” said Samford Provost J. Bradley Creed. “I look forward to working with her in providing guidance and support to the School of Business during this time of transition."

Reed has taught at Samford since 1981, primarily in the areas of economics and entrepreneurship. Earlier she had a successful 15-year career in industry. Gooding came to Samford in 2001 after serving 15 years as dean of the college of business at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro.

The School of Business, one of eight academic colleges and schools at Samford, had 476 undergraduate and graduate students and 20 full-time faculty during the 2002-03 academic year.


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.