Posted by Philip Poole on 2008-10-27

Samford University's board of trustees executive committee elected new faculty members and heard a series of routine reports as part of their regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 21.

Four new faculty members were approved:

Hind Hamid, instructor in pharmacy. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from Samford and a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Beirut University.

Michael David Manasco, serials librarian in the Lucille Beeson Law Library. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Ami White Teague, assistant professor of pharmacy practice. She earned the doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina.

Darin W. White, associate professor of marketing, effective in August 2009. White has a doctor of philosophy degree in marketing from the University of Alabama.

Charles D. Sands III, acting dean of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy was appointed as the Fred E. McWhorter Chair of Pharmacy.

The executive committee also heard updates on endowment earnings, enrollment management and budget planning. Harry B. (Buck) Brock III, Samford's vice president for business affairs, told trustees that the university's administration is continually monitoring how current economic situations might impact the university both short- and long-term.

The next full meeting of the board of trustees is Dec. 2.

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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.