Published on July 22, 2019
A Samford graduate (and the son of our former pharmacy dean, Dr. Charlie Sands), Chuck was a highly respected member of our faculty. One thing led to another for Dr. Sands and he is now serving as Provost at CBU. A few days ago a friend commented to me of Chuck’s growing influence in the world of higher education. We still miss him—but we are grateful that Samford played a small role in his preparation for life beyond Birmingham.
The world is better because of the significant contributions of Samford graduates.
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.