Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-06-12

Four new members have been elected to the Samford University Board of Overseers. They are: financial consultant Thomas D. Armstrong, Samford pharmacy dean emeritus Dr. Joseph O. Dean, Jr., attorney John M. Floyd and attorney J. Fred Kingren, all of Birmingham.

The new members met as part of the 47-member board for the first time at its spring meeting in late May.

Newly-elected board officers are Greg Hodges of Birmingham, chairman; Jack Stewart of Louisville, Ky., vice chairman; and Ronnie Wynn of Montgomery, secretary.

The Samford Board of Overseers is a group of men and women of leadership and influence from around the nation who provide advice and counsel to the President and Trustees of the University.

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.