Andrew Westmoreland, 2006-
Dr. Andrew Westmoreland was elected president of Samford University on January 10, 2006. He became the 18th president on June 1.
Dr. Westmoreland has served as president of Ouachita Baptist University since 1998. Prior to his selection as Ouachita’s president, he had served on the administrative staff for more than 19 years in various capacities.
Dr. Westmoreland is a graduate of Ouachita, having received a bachelor's degree in political science in 1979. He earned a master's degree in political science from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A native of the Batesville, Arkansas area, he graduated from Batesville High School in 1975. He is married to Dr. Jeanna Westmoreland, who has served as associate professor of education and dean of Ouachita's School of Education. The Westmorelands have one daughter, Riley Elizabeth, a Samford student.