Samford University


University Fellows Parents Council

The University Fellows Parents Council supports our mission by providing opportunities for families to volunteer, financially support, and represent the program. The inaugural council established the Student Assistance Fund, which offers financial assistance to Fellows with demonstrated need. In the spring, they play a vital role in hosting prospective parents on Interview Day. In addition, parent volunteers coordinate the commencement reception for each class of graduates. If you are interested in serving on the University Fellows Parents Council, please complete the form below. 

Membership Requirements:

  • Attend two planning meetings each year (Family Weekend and Step Sing Weekend)
  • Volunteer during at least one event each year (Family Weekend, Interview Day, Commencement Reception, Recruitment)
  • Represent the program to prospective parents (Samford in Your City receptions and Classics in the Community events)
  • Support the program financially and promote financial stewardship from other parents (no minimum amount)

If you are interested in joining the University Fellows Parents Council or are a prospective parent who wants to hear from our current parents, please contact our Chairs, Gretchen and Jim Sexton, at and



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