During my tenure at Samford, I’ve been blessed to work with two outstanding leaders of the Faculty Senate, Don Sandley and Robin Snyder.  Along with their colleagues, they seek to discover the ways in which we can work together—faculty, staff, students, trustees, alumni, and other friends—to create the best learning environment for our students.  Vigilant in protecting academic freedom and in safeguarding the interests of employees, the members of our Faculty Senate care about the entirety of Samford and about the fulfillment of our mission.  In the world of the academy, where disruptive tensions sometimes create misery between faculty and administration, it is a joy to work at a place where common bonds hold us together. 


 The world is better because of the leadership of the Samford faculty.  



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.