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 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.