One recent morning, Brad Creed, our Provost and Executive Vice President, called my attention to the fact that three of our people were featured in a 24-hour period in the Birmingham media: 


“Franz Lohrke’s photograph is in the business section of The Birmingham News with the recognition that he was chosen as the 2011 Best Case Reviewer for Entrepreneurship:  Theory and Practice during the national Academy of Management conference.   Dean John Carroll was featured on the local Fox News channel with analysis concerning the controversial Alabama immigration law, and Fox News also interviewed Assistant Provost Nancy Biggio about the volatile situation in Libya.  Both John and Nancy did outstanding jobs in addressing the issues and communicating effectively.  My thanks to these three people for the great job they do in representing Samford.” 


The world is better because of Samford's engaged members of the faculty and staff.        



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.