Published on June 10, 2019  

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.


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.