At a meeting of the Samford Board of Trustees last week, two of our students shared their testimonies of the ways in which their collegiate experience is helping them to reach their goals. As the students concluded their remarks, John Pittman, a member of the board since 1953, stood in quiet dignity to give his own assessment of the ways that Samford has strengthened his life across seven decades. None would argue with Mr. Pittman, but the thought throughout the room that night was . . . John Pittman has offered far more to Samford than the institution could ever give to him.
The world is better because of John Pittman.
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.