NACU Welcomes Samford University
The New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) is pleased to announce that Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., has re-joined the consortium. NACU is a trusted network that brings together progressive thinkers and innovative agents of change across higher education to share ideas and create unique opportunities for its campuses.
“We are delighted Samford University has returned to NACU,” said Sean Creighton, president, NACU. “We valued their past contributions to the consortium and look forward to having them as a part of our strategic discussions and actions that enhance the academic experience for students.”
Samford’s approach to higher education mirrors that of other NACU campuses – to purposefully integrate liberal arts, professional programs, and civic engagement to prepare graduates for both careers and service as citizens in a global society. As like-minded peers in terms of size and mission, NACU campuses collaborate in learning communities and programs that improve their campuses and student outcomes while promoting the importance of a comprehensive model of education.
“It is exciting to once again participate with NACU, learning and sharing with the other member colleges and universities,” said Samford Provost Michael Hardin. “I look forward to working with Dr. Creighton and the other impressive leaders that comprise NACU to advance the impact and future of higher education.”
About Samford University
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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.