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November 28, 2015 10:56 AM ET

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Company Overview of Samford University

Company Overview

Samford University is an educational institution that offers undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and research courses in science, arts, music, business administration, nursing, law, juridical science, ministry, and pharmacy. The schools of the university include School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Education, School of Law, School of Nursing, School of performing Arts, and School of Pharmacy. The University was founded in 1841 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama. Samford University has endowment assets of $350 millions.

800 Lakeshore Drive

Birmingham, AL 35229

United States

Founded in 1841





Key Executives for Samford University

Vice President for Operations and Planning
Assistant to the President
Chair of Reference - Samford library
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Samford University Key Developments

Eric J. Fournier Appoints as Director of Samford University's Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship

Geography professor Eric J. Fournier has been named Director of Samford University's Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship (CTLS). The appointment is part of the university-wide effort to strengthen and expand Samford's commitment to faculty development and teaching excellence. In his new role, Fournier will oversee CTLS initiatives such as the Faculty Mentoring Program and Faculty Workshop series, and will develop new programs that will expand the scope, reach and effectiveness of the CTLS. He also will build an advisory board for the CTLS and create opportunities for other Samford faculty to serve as fellows of the center, supporting research related to effective teaching strategies.

Samford University Announces Three New Administrative Appointments

Samford University has announced three academic administrative appointments, effective immediately. Mary Sue Baldwin will assume a new title of chief institutional effectiveness officer in the office of the president. Baldwin had been serving as associate provost, and she will continue many of the responsibilities she has had with assessment and accreditation, according to Samford President Andrew Westmoreland. Baldwin will have administrative oversight for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to support Samford's assessment and compliance work. Nancy Biggio will become associate provost for administration. She has been serving as assistant provost since 2009 and will continue to have administrative oversight for the Academic Success Center, disability resources and the Career Development Center. She will also have additional administrative involvement with the Office of the Registrar and student records, the Office of Academic Grants, and financial management within academic affairs. Chris Metress will have an expanded role as associate provost for academics. He will continue with the special projects he has undertaken as University Professor to increase faculty and student opportunities for academic excellence. He will also have administrative involvement with University Fellows, the Office of Global Engagement, Air Force ROTC, General Education, and other academic programs.

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