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.