Published on August 31, 2015  

This morning I’m conscious of the fact that we have not one story, but 5,206 stories at Samford.  That is our final fall enrollment number:  5,206.  They come to us from 46 states and 32 other countries, each student bringing with them all of the characteristics and influences that have shaped their lives.  Each with a mind, a heart, a soul.  Will we nurture them, as our mission calls us to do, in the “development of intellect, creativity, faith, and personhood”?  The challenge of meeting that standard inspires us each day.

The world is better because of the presence of 5,206 lives among us this fall at Samford University. 

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 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 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.