Published on April 28, 2006 by Mary Wimberley  

Samford University president-elect Dr. Andrew Westmoreland will lead a mini-conference on pastoral leadership at Samford Monday, May 8.

The half-day event will feature a workshop centered on Dr. Westmoreland's book, Leading by Design, published by Baxter Press. The book offers insights about the way Jesus led 12 types of people and fresh perspectives on leadership styles.

Westmoreland, currently president of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas, will become president of Samford in June.

Pre-registration for the event includes ministers and staff members from a variety of denominations.

The schedule begins with a worship service in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel at 8:15 a.m., followed by presentations by Dr. Westmoreland. The event concludes with a noon reception.

The conference is sponsored by Samford's Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence.

 
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.