Because Samford’s core purpose is to offer an outstanding academic program to our students, we sometimes forget about the benefit of the physical campus as a convening place for concerts and other special events for students, employees, and our surrounding community.  Sean Wright is the Director of Venue Management, with special responsibilities for the Pete Hanna Center and the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center.  I noticed in Sean’s 2011-12 report that these two facilities hosted a total of 156,195 guests during the past academic year.  We appreciate the extraordinary efforts of our staff members across the campus in making these facilities available to the public.    

The world is better because of the service provided by our 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.