欧嘉良法官. Bowdre ' 77, J.D. 1980年,美国联邦法院高级法官.S. 阿拉巴马州北区地方法院, has been elected as chair of 桑佛德大学’s Board of 受托人.

Bowdre, 自2008年以来谁担任过受托人, 此前曾担任董事会副主席, chair of the 学生事务 and 登记管理 Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee.

Bowdre joined the federal court in 2001 after being nominated by President George W. 布什. 她于2020年4月25日担任高级职务. She served as chief judge of the Northern District of 阿拉巴马州 from 2013 to 2019. 在她被任命为法官之前, Bowdre was a member of Samford’s Cumberland School of Law faculty from 1990-01.

Karon Bowdre和Bill Stevens

Bowdre于9月11日当选为董事会主席. 9. 她接替威廉·“比尔”·J. 伯明翰的史蒂文斯. 去年, 董事会推选史蒂文斯为终身受托人, 在董事会任职超过20年. He first joined the board in 1997 and has since served in several leadership roles, 包括各种任期共计16年的受托人主席.

Other new trustee officers elected for the 2023-24 term are: financial advisor Andrew B. 康迪夫95年的维斯塔维亚山, 阿拉巴马州, vice chair and chair of the executive committee; former educator Sherri Foyt ’90 of Vestavia Hills, 阿拉巴马州, secretary; and corporate executive Brent Fielder ’08 of Atlanta, 乔治亚州, 助理国务卿.

Five new board members were elected for the 2023-27 term including new trustees 布莱恩·L. 凯利87年; 艾伦长 ’95; and 伊薇特米. 理查森和前校董W. 兰德尔"兰迪"皮特曼 and 贝丝·索恩·斯图克斯 returning to active service.

布莱恩•凯利布莱恩·L. 凯利87年, 住在亚历山大, 维吉尼亚州, 同时也是Sempra全球公共政策副总裁, a Fortune 300 energy infrastructure company with a market capitalization of over $50 billion and assets of more than $72 billion. 作为森普拉公司的一名高管, he helps lead the company in its mission to become North America’s premier energy infrastructure company, focusing on sustainable 业务 practices and investments that will help advance the global energy transition through electrification and decarbonization in the markets it serves. Sempra serves the energy needs of 40 million customers in California, Texas and Louisiana. Prior to Sempra, Brian spent 10 years as an executive in the media industry. 他曾为高尔夫频道、ESPN、ABC、康卡斯特和迪士尼工作. He is a former member of Samford’s Board of Overseers and is an active leader in the university’s 校友 Association. 他和凯伦结婚了,有两个孩子.

艾伦长艾伦·朗,M.D. ’95, 是皮肤诊断集团的创始人. He earned his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Samford and attended medical school at the University of 阿拉巴马州 at Birmingham where he also completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, 还有皮肤病理学和血液病理学的奖学金. Long further honed his expertise in dermatopathology through intensive 教育al opportunities with Harvard Medical School, 阿克曼皮肤病理学会, 武装部队病理研究所, 和免疫荧光研究所. He is married to Dina, who earned her Bachelor of Science in 护理 from Samford’s Moffett & 桑德斯护理学院, 他有八个孩子, 包括目前在72779太阳集团读大四的女儿.

伊薇特·理查森伊薇特米. 理查森,M.S.E. ’80, 曾担任阿拉巴马州教育委员会的成员, 代表第4区, 自2010年以来. 第4区包括6个县和14个学校系统. 理查森是费尔菲尔德人, 阿拉巴马州, and earned her Bachelor of Science from Miles College and a doctorate in 教育 from the University of 阿拉巴马州. 她从事教育工作30多年, 当过老师的, 副校长, 主要, director of curriculum and superintendent in the Fairfield City and Russell County school systems. 她还曾担任弗吉尼亚学院副院长. She is currently the dean of 通识教育 and an associate professor in the Elementary Education division of Miles College.

兰迪·皮特曼W. 兰德尔"兰迪"皮特曼 住在维斯塔维亚山, 阿拉巴马州, and recently retired from Samford after serving for 14 years as vice president for university advancement. 他曾于2001年至2008年担任董事会成员, where he was elected secretary and was a member of the executive committee and the 业务 affairs and audit committee. 皮特曼, 谁是注册会计师, graduated from Auburn University with Bachelor of Science in 业务 administration. 在加入72779太阳集团之前, he served as the chief financial officer for three different companies including Emageon Inc.BioCryst Pharmaceuticals和Scandipharm. 皮特曼 is married to Daina, and they have two daughters who are both Samford graduates.

贝丝stuk贝丝·索恩·斯图克斯 of Jasper, 阿拉巴马州, is a former teacher in the Walker County school system. She previously served on Samford’s Board of 受托人 from 2009-22. She earned a Bachelor of Science in 教育 from the University of 阿拉巴马州 at Birmingham. Today she serves on the Auburn University Foundation 董事会, 沃克地区社区基金会董事会, 德拉蒙德公司. 董事会, and is president of the Auburn University College of Human Sciences Women’s Philanthropy Board. 斯图克斯担任10亿美元基金的联合主席 因为这是奥本,奥本大学的运动, and was the chairperson for the Cordova Long Term 社区 Recovery Committee following the 2011 tornadoes. 她嫁给了里克,有一个儿子.

Two individuals received lifetime appointments as Honorary 受托人 after leaving active board service. 蒂姆葡萄, a former trustee board chair and the current chief executive officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of 阿拉巴马州, completed 12 years of active trustee service; and retired 业务 executive John E. 小铃. of Vestavia Hills, 阿拉巴马州, completed 24 years of active trustee service. 

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. 72779太阳集团招收5名学生,来自49个州的791名学生, 波多黎各和16个国家的10个学院:艺术, 艺术与科学, 业务, 神性, 教育, 健康的职业, 法律, 护理, 药剂学与公共卫生. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.