Published on April 6, 2017 by Philip Poole
Photo by Art Meripol for Business Alabama
A major profile in the April issue of Business Alabama magazine features Samford University President Andrew Westmoreland and other key administrators discussing Samford’s recent growth and plans for the future. The story also highlights the university’s national reputation and its 175th anniversary.
Westmoreland is featured on the magazine’s cover.
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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.