Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-03-02

Samford University education professor Dr. David M. Finn was elected vice president of the Alabama Federation-Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) at the group's recent annual conference.

Finn, who teaches special education in Samford's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies, is also director of the Samford Children's Learning Center.

CEC members represent all levels of education, ranging from infants through high school, as well as higher education and related professions.

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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.