Dr. Andrew Westmoreland became the 18th president of Samford University on June 1, 2006. Founded in 1841, Samford is Alabama’s largest privately supported institution of higher learning.
In today’s episode of Small-Time Leaders, Dr. Westmoreland shares with us how showing support and encouragement to someone might take them a long way. Often people around us have leadership skills and are not even aware of that and we have to observe those leaders and encourage them. We might even be surprised at how far we can motivate people to go. Listen to this episode and learn how Dr. Andrew’s 3rd grade teacher motivated him to level up.
Dr. Westmoreland holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science and a doctorate in higher education administration. A native of Arkansas, he is married to Dr. Jeanna Westmoreland. They have one daughter, Riley, who is a graduate of Samford and of Vanderbilt University.
His career in higher education spans 42 years, including 23 years in two college presidencies. In addition to his duties as Samford president, Dr. Westmoreland teaches courses in political science as his schedule allows. He serves as a member of many boards for charities and other entities, and he is an author and speaker. He is the past Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, which oversees accreditation for approximately 800 colleges and universities from Virginia to Texas.
Dr. Westmoreland has announced his plans to retire from the Samford presidency in June 2021.
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