Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2003-12-03

Four members were elected to the Samford University Board of Trustees during the board’s fall meeting at Samford Dec. 2.

Birmingham attorney W. Clark Watson, a partner in the firm of Balch & Bingham, and Decatur minister Buddy Champion, pastor of First Baptist Church, Decatur, were elected as first-time members.

Former board members S. Earl Dove of Dothan, president, The Earl Dove Company, and Elmer B. Harris of Birmingham, chairman and CEO, Center for Public Policy, were elected as returning trustees after a one-year rotation off the board.

Currently serving trustees who were re-elected are: Selma dentist Gerald A. Anderson, II; Birmingham surgeon Lev. H. Bragg; retired Gardendale anesthesiologist G. Truett Guffin; Cullman businesswoman and retired teacher Wynema J. Lowry; and retired Birmingham accountant Dale Splawn.

William J. Stevens, president and CEO of Motion Industries, Inc., Birmingham, was elected chairman of the 51-member board. Other new board officers are: Richard D. Horsley, Birmingham, vice chairman; W. Randall Pittman, Birmingham, secretary; and Robert Holmes, Jr., 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.