Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-01-25

The Cordell Hull Speakers Forum of Samford  University’s Cumberland School of Law will host Alabama gubernatorial candidate Bradley Byrne Thursday, Jan. 28.

 Byrne, a Republican, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in the moot courtroom of Robinson Hall law building. The public is invited free of charge. A reception will follow his remarks.

Most recently chancellor of Alabama’s two-year college system (2007-09), Byrne formerly served in the state senate and on the Alabama State Board of Education. A graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, he has practiced law in his native Mobile for more than 25 years.

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.