Published on April 8, 2019  

You’ll find her on the ground floor of Ingalls Hall with the other members of our competent staff in Student Financial Services.  Patty’s job is challenging, interacting with students and parents each day, pursuing solutions to their problems.  Last week as I dashed to the library to buy a cup of coffee, the mom of one of our students stopped me to ask, “Do you have time for some praise?”  She told me how, during her association with Samford through the enrollment of two daughters, Patty has offered consistent, caring service.  The person who told me this story is of great influence in her own community, but my guess is that Patty has no idea of that fact.  She respects each person, regardless of personal circumstances, offering kind and helpful attention. 

The world is better because of Patty Roark and our staff in Student Financial Services.

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.