Published on September 17, 2018  

As I was recollecting my memories this morning, one image stood out from the others.  It was a brief, simple exchange with two of our faculty members—Greg Kawell and Chuck Stokes—as I met them at about 1 pm on Saturday in the University Center construction site.  They had each finished their morning sessions with prospective students and families and they were carrying the boxed displays from their departments, but they couldn’t resist taking some extra time to examine the emerging details of progress within the UC.  We stopped for a few seconds for quick laughs, then we parted company.  As I walked away, I smiled as I thought of Chuck and Greg and the ways in which our faculty and staff live out the mission, vision and values expressed below. 

The world is better because of Greg Kawell, Chuck Stokes and more than 1,100 other dedicated faculty and staff members at Samford.

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.