John Knapp, most recently the director of our Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership, was formally installed last Friday as the twelfth president of Hope College in Holland, Michigan.  His path to the Hope presidency included many experiences that shaped his character and intellect—including his time at Samford.  In losing John from our ranks,we applaud the opportunities that await our friends at Hope College as he comes to work alongside them.       

The world is better because Samford is a laboratory for learning.