Published on November 5, 2018  

Tents and chairs still dot the Quad this morning, our backs are aching from the strain of the past few days, and the projects that were held in abeyance have now reached a level of urgency.  Hundreds of conversations with happy alums are a blur for me this morning, but they meld into a common refrain:  we loved Samford because of faculty who taught and inspired us and friends who cared for us.  The campus is beautiful, yes.  The progress is great, yes.  But we remember the people who touched our lives, then and now.

The world is better because of the dedicated faculty and staff and caring friends who have preceded us at Samford.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized 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 2nd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance names Samford 34th among private universities for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,729 students from 47 states and 30 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.