Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2003-05-02

A Birmingham businessman and a physician have been elected to the Samford University Board of Overseers.

Gary M. Cooney and C. Duane Randleman, Jr., M.D., were elected at the spring meeting of the Samford Board of Trustees.

Cooney, a 1974 Samford graduate, is vice chairman, McGriff, Seibels and Williams, Inc.

Randleman, a 1979 Samford graduate, is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Baptist Montclair.

John W. Duren, president of Duren Associates, Inc., Savannah, Ga., was elected to a two-year term as chairman of the 42-member Board of Overseers.

The Board of Overseers is a group of men and women of leadership and influence from around the state and nation who provide advice and counsel to the President and Trustees of the University. 

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.