Published on July 4, 2013 by Philip Poole  

In a wide-ranging interview published in the July 4 issue of The Alabama Baptist, Samford University president Andrew Westmoreland talks about religious liberty, the church and today's society. In addition to his administrative role, Westmoreland is a member of the university's political science faculty. He grew up in Arkansas, the son of a Baptist minister.

President's office


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.