Posted by Philip Poole on 2005-11-16

Samford University's presidential search committee met Nov. 11-12. The following statement was issued by search committee co-chairs Albert Brewer and Hobart Grooms Jr.:

"This meeting of the presidential search committee was our most intense and productive to date as we continued to review the qualifications of those candidates that we believe are most qualified to be the next president of Samford University. As the search enters the next phase, we ask for the continuing prayers of the Samford community as we work toward the time when we involve our constituent review panels in the process.

Every nomination and application has been carefully reviewed by every search committee member. We believe, at this point, that we have a sufficient number of prospects to move forward in the process.

We continue to be aware of the time frame established by President Corts' announced plans for retirement, and we are committed to conduct the search in the way that is best for Samford University and on a timeline that works best for Samford. We are grateful for the understanding and cooperative spirit of the Samford community as we continue that process."


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.