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January 16, 2014
Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Drayton Nabers Jr., a veteran Birmingham attorney and business executive, is the new head of Samford University’s Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership.
He was named following a national search to replace founding director John Knapp, who resigned in 2013.
The Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership is an endowed, university-wide unit that promotes student development and enriches teaching and scholarship in the university’s 10 academic schools.
“Drayton Nabers brings an unusual blending of law, business, theology, leadership and service to Samford and to the Mann Center,” said Samford Provost J. Bradley Creed. “As director, he will work ... to ensure that the principles of ethics and leadership that are foundational to Samford are interwoven into the fabric of all that we do.”
Nabers is the author of two books on ethics and leadership: “The Case for Character” and “The Hidden Key to Happiness.”
He is an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Birmingham. He and his wife, Fairfax, have three children and seven grandchildren.