Samford University


September 16, 2013

Our Story

If all goes as planned, we'll begin construction in a few weeks on a new home for the Brock School of Business.  The major gifts for the building will come from our graduates and friends, and we are grateful for their generous support.  But an item caught my eye a few days ago that reminded me of the sacrificial support provided by our faculty.  Jennings Marshall reports that all current full-time faculty of the Brock School of Business (and a few adjuncts and faculty members who are retired) have made financial pledges to the effort.  Amazing.

The world is better because of the strong commitment of Samford's faculty.  


Our Mission

The mission of Samford University is to nurture persons in their development of intellect, creativity, faith, and personhood. As a Christian university, the community fosters academic, career, and ethical competency while encouraging social and civic responsibility, and service to others.

Our Core Values

The Samford community values lifelong:

  • belief in God, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
  • engagement with the life and teachings of Jesus.
  • learning and responsible freedom of inquiry.
  • personal empowerment, accountability, and responsibility.
  • vocational success and civic engagement.
  • spiritual growth and cultivation of physical well-being.
  • integrity, honesty, and justice.
  • appreciation for diverse cultures and convictions.
  • stewardship of all resources.
  • service to God, to family, to one another, and to the community.

Our Vision

Anchored in Christian understanding, Samford University will be a diverse community, stressing vigorous learning and personal faith, in the Baptist tradition. Within that commonality, the Community will be innovative in teaching, learning and research; sensitive to global issues; aggressive in self-assessment and continuous improvement. Faithful to its mission, Samford will be known and acknowledged worldwide by holding to its core values. The world will be better for it.

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