Our trustees met a few days ago for a routine meeting, receiving reports and monitoring the work of the university.  Buddy Champion, chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, presented his report, concluding with the presentation of 261 names, 261 lives, 261 souls for participation in commencement activities on December 17.  He registered the motion, a unanimous vote was offered, and then the trustees paused, reflecting on the gravity of the moment, as Buddy prayed for these men and women who have earned their degrees in this place.      


The world is better because Samford helps people prepare for lives of “service to God, to family, to one another, and to the community.” 

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.