Published on September 8, 2020 by Sarah Cain  
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University President Andrew Westmoreland interviews Birmingham Mayor and Cumberland School of Law alumnus Randall Woodfin as part of the “For the Good” convocation series, sponsored through the Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership. Watch the video to hear about his journey to become mayor, leading Birmingham during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement and advice to students struggling with difficult decisions and seeking to promote racial justice. 

The “For the Good” series interviews leaders who have excelled professionally to provide practical guidance on ethical decision making.  

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.