Published on May 9, 2018 by Philip Poole  
Judge Dillard
Stephen Dillard '92, new president of the Samford University Alumni Association

Stephen Dillard ’92 of Macon, Georgia, is the new president of the Samford Alumni Association. Dillard began his service in April and succeeds W. Todd Carlisle ’88, J.D. ’92 of Birmingham, who had served the past two years.

Dillard is Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals in Atlanta and has been active in the alumni association for several years. He was instrumental in the formation of the Samford Alumni Club in Atlanta and was named one of the 2017 Alumni of the Year.

Wendy Davidson Feild ’99 of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, is the new vice president for committees. Feild also has been active with the alumni association for several years and had been serving on the alumni association executive council. She is a senior account executive with Gartner, Inc.

Brandon Guyton ’06 is the new vice president for development. Guyton is an account executive with HUB International Insurance Services in Dallas, Texas, and has been chair of the Dallas-Fort Worth Alumni Chapter.

The new officers will lead the association for two-year terms through 2020. The alumni association’s executive council has representatives from all boards, chapters, clubs, schools and other areas of the university, according to Casey Ramey, Samford’s director of alumni programs.

The Samford Black Alumni Association also has new officers who began serving in April. The SBAA is a part of the Samford Alumni Association.

Jewel Littleton-Williams ’05, M.S. ’10 of Birmingham is president of the SBAA, succeeding founding president Isaac Cooper ’12 of Birmingham.

Littleton-Williams is an educator and teacher in Birmingham and chief executive officer of
Learning Little People, LLC. She has been active with both the SUAA and SBAA and is on the advisory board for Orlean Beeson School of Education.

Kendell Jno-Finn ’04 is SBAA vice president. Jno-Finn is a physical therapist and clinic director for
EW Motion Therapy LLC in Birmingham. He also serves on the School of Health Professions advisory board.

Jason Long ’00 of Birmingham is SBAA secretary. He is a senior sales consultant with
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

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.