Dr. Thomas Corts, retired President of Samford University (among many other careers), died today. Dr. Corts was a fine person and a strong advocate for reforming Alabama’s outdated 1901 Constitution. I didn’t know him well, and I’m sure there are issues on which we would have disagreed, but he was that rare soul who cared deeply about Alabama and believed in its potential for greatness. I wish he had been given more years to see his work come to fruition.
My sympathies to his family and friends.