Published on August 20, 2018  

They consumed vast amounts of food, took selfies and created new hashtags (#LookinDandyWithAndy).  (Which, curiously, does not include a photo with Andy, which is dandy with me.)  The collective volume of their conversations was deafening and their enthusiasm was palpable—and their presence was a great reminder to a tired president (and his wife) that there are no happier moments on a university campus than during the beginning of a new academic year.  They’re back . . . and aren’t we glad?   

The world is better because of the bright promise of a new year at Samford.

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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.