William J. Stevens, chair of Samford University’s Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of a steering committee for the inauguration of Samford President Beck A. Taylor who began his tenure as the university’s 19th president on July 1.
Robert Holmes, Jr., vice-chair of the trustees, will serve along with Stevens as co-chair of the committee and Michael D. Morgan, assistant to the president at Samford, will serve as vice-chair. Other committee members are Allison Brymer, director of event management; Keith Deakle, assistant director of student financial services, representing the staff; Robert W. Hensarling, professor and director, Samford’s School of Health Professions Office of Inter-professional Education, representing the faculty; Tyler Kendall, Student Government Association president, representing students; Betsy Holloway, vice president for marketing and communication; and Randy Pittman, vice president for university advancement.
The installation ceremony will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 4 in the Leslie Stephen Wright Fine Arts Center. Other inauguration events and plans will be announced soon, Stephens said, and additional subcommittees will be formed to help develop and implement plans.