Published on November 1, 2012 by Philip Poole
Samford University's trustee executive committee elected one new faculty member at an Oct. 31 meeting in Birmingham.
Xiaodong Wong was elected associate professor of pharmaceutical, social and administrative sciences. Wong has a doctorate from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Since 2005, he has been Assistant Professor, University of Toledo (Ohio) College of Medicine.
The next full meeting of Samford's board of trustees will be Dec. 4 in Birmingham.
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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.