Published on January 22, 2018  

In convocation tomorrow morning our Provost, Dr. Mike Hardin, will welcome and interview Dr. Charles L. Howard, the son of Audrey Lattimore Gaston Howard, the first African-American student to enroll at Samford.  Dr. Howard serves as the University Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania.    

The world is better because of the important, meaningful contributions of Samford’s African-American students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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.