The staff members in our Office of Institutional Effectiveness, headed by Karen Hamby, are responsible for assembling, slicing,and dicing the ever-growing data required for strategic planning, assessment, accreditation updates, and governmental compliance.  They have a “passion of anonymity” as they approach their work, and we rely heavily on their assistance.  Last week, Ken England, Director of Operations for the Cumberland School of Law, wrote to me of his appreciation for these staffers:

“On Monday I requested data for a meeting on Thursday. The staff members jumped on the project and provided the needed information early! They never complained about their work load (which I know is heavy); they only asked what was needed and went to work locating the information for me.  I am so thankful that we have such a dedicated office that is willing to go the extra mile for other Samford employees.”

The world is better because of the dedicated service of the members of the Samford 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.