Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2004-11-18
John W. Duren of Savannah, Ga., was re-elected chairman of the Samford University Board of Overseers at its Oct. 28 meeting.
Also elected at the meeting were new officers Sandra H. Ray of Tuscaloosa, vice chairman; and Jack D. Stewart of Louisville, Ky., secretary.
Newly elected members of the 45-member board are: William J. Christenberry, D.V.M., Birmingham; Andrew B. Cundiff, Birmingham; C. Duane Randleman, M.D., Birmingham; Nathan B. Smith, M.D., Birmingham; Jeffrey I. Stone, Birmingham; Jason C. Swanner, M.D., Birmingham; and Gary C. Wyatt, Birmingham.
The Samford Board of Overseers is a group of men and women of leadership and influence from around the nation who provide advice and counsel to the President and Trustees of the University.
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.