For 23 years, Tom and Marla Corts helped to guide Samford to higher levels of scholarship and service.  For the past 15 months, our not-so-retiring friends have resided in Washington, D.C., where Tom serves as the Coordinator of Basic Education in the Office of the Director of Foreign Assistance in the U.S. Department of State, and Coordinator of the President’s Initiative to Expand Education.  Helping people in other countries to develop their educational resources, Tom and Marla have worked in India, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, and Honduras.  The impact of their efforts will be felt for decades to come.     


The world is better because of Tom and Marla Corts.