Posted by William Nunnelley on 2005-09-16
President George W. Bush announced Sept. 13 that he would appoint Samford University President Thomas E. Corts to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The 12-member board sets policies and procedures for the Fulbright program, which provides grants for graduate students, scholars, professionals and others to study in the U.S. and around the world.
Dr. Corts' term on the board would expire Sept. 22, 2008, according to an announcement from the White House press office.
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.