Posted by Sean Flynt on 2009-07-14

Samford University has announced that Jason Black, currently Director of New Student Orientation and Campus Visits, will serve as Acting Dean of Admission. The appointment became effective July 1.

Former Dean of Admission Phil Kimrey was promoted to Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management in February. The Dean of Admission search committee, comprised of faculty, staff and students, has not yet selected someone to lead the university's undergraduate recruitment efforts. Black will temporarily lead those efforts as well as the admission and scholarship review processes.

"Jason has been instrumental in leading our campus visit events and activities, especially Preview Days and Scholar's Day, coordinating numerous positive changes to the new student orientation sessions, and leads both the Student Recruitment Team and Orientation Leaders," Kimrey said. "Given the critical nature of enrollment for Samford, we believe Jason Black can help our campus at this important stage."

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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.