Sitting inside the Samford president's home this morning, coffee cup nearby, I am gazing at the beauty of the campus . . . and remembering that thousands of men and women have worked over the years to enable the blessings that we enjoy today.  We lost one of those individuals last week, just before Christmas.  James A Head, Sr., a Samford trustee since 1955, died on Tuesday at the age of 106.  In the 1950s, he led the fund drive for the relocation and rebuilding of Howard College.  A leader in business, education, racial reconciliation, philanthropy, and civic involvement, Mr. Head set the standard for all of us.  We know how he was greeted in Heaven on Tuesday morning.  "Well done . . ."  


The world is better because of Jim Head. 

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.