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.


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.