Posted by William Nunnelley on 2004-03-04

Billy Ivey, an advertising and direct marketing professional from Nashville, Tenn., has been named Alumni Relations Officer at Samford University.

Ivey, a 1996 Samford graduate, will coordinate programming and networking for the Samford Alumni and Parents Associations and work with volunteers to establish local and regional Samford clubs around the U.S.

He will join Samford March 17.

"Billy Ivey brings strong professional credentials and creative energy to this position, as well as an immense commitment to Samford," said Philip Poole, Samford executive director of University Communications.

Ivey has worked with an advertising and direct marketing firm in Nashville and agencies with nationally-recognized clients in Birmingham and Atlanta.

As a Samford student, he was active in the international studies program, student ministries and Sigma Chi fraternity.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.