Published on August 26, 2019
After a grueling week and weekend of welcoming new and returning students to the campus, they were faced Sunday morning with a massive tree limb that had fallen across Montague Drive, near the Wright Center. Throughout the day—Sunday—they dealt with other issues across campus. Then last night—Sunday night—a transformer failed near Lakeshore Drive and most of the campus was without power. Alabama Power responded as quickly as possible, assisted by our facilities management team members, who then had to go building-by-building to reset equipment. Today, without having had time to rest, they’ll tackle whatever comes their way. When you cross paths with them, please offer a word of thanks.
The world is better because of Samford’s staff in facilities management.
About Samford University—Samford 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.