May 12, 2015 – Diversified Search has placed Dr. Mike Hardin as the new provost of Samford University. Dr. Hardin, who currently serves as the dean of business at the University of Alabama, will be joining Samford University in Birmingham beginning July 1st.
The search was led by managing director Gene Head. Samford’s President Andrew Westmoreland stated: "In accepting this assignment, Dr. Hardin brings to Samford a wealth of experience in higher education, an innate appreciation for our mission, genuine affection for the time-honored role of faculty, and an understanding that we are all here to shape and provide a superior education for our students.”
Samford University, the 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, is Alabama's top-ranked private university enrolling 4,933 students from 44 states and 25 countries.
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