Published on August 28, 2017  

The first piece of advice was “go to class.”  Whether our students are taking their first college course or the first course of their last semester, they’ll begin today.  Syllabi are in order, class schedules are arranged, faculty members are prepared, students (and faculty) are anxious and lives are about to be changed.  Despite reliving this day for decades, I am still awestruck by the opportunities it affords. 

The world is better because of the dedicated, inspired service of the Samford faculty.

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.