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.

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.