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. 

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.