Published on January 25, 2016  

This past weekend Clayton McWhorter, pioneer in the delivery of health care and a visionary leader, slipped from this world to his eternal home.  In lending his name to our own McWhorter School of Pharmacy and in giving of his resources to support our people and programs, his legacy will endure at Samford for generations to come.  Clayton was bright, friendly, considerate, and inquisitive, always searching for solutions to problems.  Many of us at Samford are honored to have known him as a trusted friend.   

 The world is better because of Clayton McWhorter.


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.