Monday Mission, April 27, 2015
Every employee at Samford is in a position to lend support to our academic program. In fact, that’s why we’re all here. Last week I received this vignette from Dr. Kristie Chandler, Chair of Human Development and Family Science, reminding me of the important interaction between our students and the valued members of our staff:
As I was working in my office with the door closed (trying to grade…ugh!), I overheard one of our students who dropped by to speak with Susan Kalinich, our departmental Administrative Assistant. With great excitement, the student said, “Ms. Susan, I just ran my t-test for my senior research project, and my finding was significant!” I am grateful to work in a place where administrative assistants are partners in the educational process of our students.
The world is better because of the attention our students receive from members of the Samford staff.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.