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.
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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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.