Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2004-08-30

Dr. Lisa Skelton has been named associate dean of students at Samford University. She will be the University Values Advocate and will also supervise Samford’s career development, counseling and information centers, and health services. She will assume the post on September 1.

Skelton was most recently director of residence life at the University of Alabama, where she was also an adjunct professor.

A National Certified Counselor, Skelton holds a master’s degree in counseling and doctorate in administration of higher education, both from the University of Alabama.


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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.