Published on December 24, 2018  

Our General Counsel, Clark Watson, after reading the Judge’s comments, said, “The opinion of Judge Dillard on this matter will not be reversed on appeal!”

Here are Judge Dillard’s thoughts about Samford:

Samford was the first place that I chose to call home, and where I met my wife and soulmate (we will celebrate 25 years of marriage on Jan. 2, 2019). It is the place where I not only received a world-class education, but also spent my formative years as a young adult. I love that Samford is a school where faith and reason are not at odds, and that the university cares deeply about graduating students who are well-rounded, caring, and thoughtful individuals, and who are committed to their faith and the common good. The values that were instilled in me at Samford are values that I carry with me to this very day, such as seeking to glorify God in everything that I do and treating every person with respect and dignity. Samford emphasizes service to others, and encourages its students to go out into the world and live out their faith. I received more than a degree from Samford. It is my forever home and an institution that continuously challenges me to be a better person. I would not trade my Samford education and experience for anything. It is an amazing university.

Thank you, Judge Dillard.  The world is better because of you.  Merry Christmas to all!

About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.