Posted by William Nunnelley on 2009-12-03

Dr. Freida H. Hill, the new chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, will speak at Samford University’s fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 12.  About 227 seniors will graduate during the 10 a.m. ceremony in Wright Center.

Dr. Hill, a 1972 cum laude graduate of Samford, assumed her new post Dec. 1.  She had been deputy commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia since early 2008, and was previously assistant commissioner, beginning in 2006.   She was president of Southwest Georgia Technical College from 2001-2006.

Hill has held various administrative leadership positions in the Georgia system since 1981.  She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Georgia. 

Other commencement-related programs will include the pinning ceremony for Samford’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Friday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. in Hodges Chapel, and the graduate hooding ceremony for Samford’s Brock School of Business Saturday, Dec. 12, at 8 a.m. in Brock Forum.

Samford’s graduating senior art show will close with a reception in the Samford Art Gallery following commencement.

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.