Samford University President, Daughter Share College Leadership Roles

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During his 14 years as a university president, Andrew Westmoreland has maintained close relationships with student leaders, often inviting the student government president over to dinner at his house.
Westmoreland, who has been president at Samford University since 2006 and was at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas for eight years before that, took that family approach to another level this fall.

His daughter, Riley, was elected president of the Student Government Association in the spring. Westmoreland's dinners with student leaders now include a student president who has been dining with him and his wife, Jeanna, since she ate baby food.

"It's really weird," Riley said.

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