Dr. Woolley’s exemplary contributions as a faculty member in the Brock School of Business framed most of his involvement with Samford, but in recent years he has served as our Senior Associate Provost. He also gave thoughtful attention and support to the development of our Center for Science and Religion. Tom’s interests span the breadth of all academic disciplines, so he was a perfect, natural choice to provide assistance in academic administration for programs across the campus. Some of my fondest Samford memories are of impromptu conversations with Tom in my occasional wanderings through Dwight Beeson Hall, finding him alone in his old office and stopping for a moment, to realize 30 minutes later that one thing led inevitably to another. Thank you for the gift to us of your time, Tom. It passed too quickly. You are always welcome here.
The world is better because of the faithful, meaningful, hopeful service of Tom Woolley.