Posted by Philip Poole on 2006-11-27

Three new members have been elected to Samford University's board of trustees, effective Dec. 1.

New trustees are former Alabama Gov. Albert Brewer of Birmingham; Joseph C. Godfrey, pastor, First Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove; and Pete M. Hanna, owner and chief executive officer, Hanna Steel Corp., Birmingham.

Trustees reelected to additional four-year terms expiring in 2010 include David Belcher, president, Royal Automotive, Inc., Birmingham; John E. Bell Jr., CEO, Oil Equipment Company, Inc., Birmingham; Harry B. Brock III, president, Express oil Development Co., Birmingham; Michael P. Dunn, managing director, Merchant Capital LLC, Montgomery; C. Thomas Houser, chief operating officer, BAE Systems Analytical Solutions, Inc., Huntsville; Charles W. Lancaster, president, Lancaster Management, Inc., Gadsden; and Barbara D. Thorne, a retired teacher from Jasper.

Samford's trustees are elected by the board and affirmed by the Alabama State Baptist Convention.

The board's winter meeting is Dec. 5.