Eleven students are in residence at Samford’s Daniel House this semester, along with faculty members Kathy Flowers and Bill Service. As I type this message, Jeanna and I (and John Knapp of our Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership) are sitting with our students and faculty in the Old Common Room at Balliol College, Oxford University, discussing British literature, the enduring influence of Oxford, and comparisons of the British and American systems of higher education.

The world is better because of Samford’s commitment to meaningful educational experiences beyond the borders of the campus. 

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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.