Posted by Mary L. Wimberley on 2006-05-03

Taylor Clement, a junior from Cleveland, Tenn., was recently elected president of the Samford University Student Government Association for the 2006-07 academic year. A history major, Clement was elected by vote of the undergraduate student body.

Other newly elected Samford SGA executive board officers are: Jason Pointer of Gadsden, vice president-senate; Blake Eckert of Benton, Miss., vice president-activities; and Ryan McIntire of Fort Payne, treasurer.

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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.