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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 2016.

Samford University Key Developments

Samford University Announces the Promotion of Two Veteran Administrators

Samford University announced that Holloway has been promoted to vice president for marketing and communications. She has been with the company since 2002, most recently serving as chief marketing officer since 2013. Betsy Bugg Holloway and Douglas Wilson both received new positions. Wilson has been promoted to assistant vice president for development. He has been at the company since 2000 and has served as the executive director of development since 2008.

Samford University Announces Board Changes

Samford University has named Tim Vines, chief administrative officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, as the next chairman of its board of trustees. Vines has been a trustee since 2011 and has served on the board's executive committee and as chair of the student affairs and enrollment management committee. He was named to the position on Dec. 1 and succeeds William J. Stevens, who had completed the four-year term as chair.

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.

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