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.    


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.