Published on October 29, 2018 by Sean Flynt  
Scott McGinnis
Scott McGinnis

Samford University religion professor Scott McGinnis has been elected to a four-year term on the Lilly National Network Board (NNB). The 12-member board serves the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, which addresses issues of common interest to institutions in church-related higher education. The 101 members of the Network represent diverse denominational traditions, institutional types, and geographical locations.  Through their collaborative efforts they explore and discuss the relationship of Christianity to the academic vocation, and strengthen the religious nature of church-related institutions through a variety of programs, grants and awards.

McGinnis follows religion professor emerita Penny Marler and former Samford provost Brad Creed, both of whom served on the board. “His involvement with Lilly has already opened up some great opportunities for Samford,” said Religion Department chair Roy Ciampa. “I look forward to what the future holds through his service in that strategic role.”

 
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 2nd nationally for student engagement and US News & World Report ranks Samford 86th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,729 students from 47 states and 30 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 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.