Dr. Stanford Angion
Vice President, Academic Affairs
B.S., Alabama A&M University; M.A., Marshall University; M.Ed., University of West Alabama; Ed.D., Alabama State University, also completed the Basic and Advanced Army Infantry courses and the Army Command and General Staff College.
Stanford Angion was born in Coy Alabama, to Rosetta Angion a single parent. He joined Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Coy, Alabama, as a young boy. In Fall 1982, he attended Alabama A&M University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Soil Science and received an active duty commission into the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant. Stanford graduated from Alabama A&M in December 1986 and began his active duty military service in August 1987. He spent 13 years in the United States Army and attained the rank of major. In 1999 Stanford accepted his call into the gospel ministry to preach and was honorably discharged from the Army in October 2000.
February 4, 1995, Stanford was married to Athenia Marie Hudson from Cleveland, Ohio. They met and married in Oahu, Hawaii. Two daughters were born to this union, Ivana and Kendra. Both are currently attending Alabama State University in Montgomery.
Stanford was licensed as a Baptist preacher in March 2000 and ordain later that year. He served as Youth pastor for two years at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hinesville, GA under the leadership of Rev. M.L. Jackson. In July 2003, he was installed as pastor of Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church in Coy, AL. Since July 2003, Mt. Gilead has been committed to weekly Wednesday night bible study, and the church has been committed to weekly Sunday worship service since March 2005. Also under Pastor Angion’s leadership the congregation has built a Family Recreational Park, renovated the sanctuary, and started MGS&A Institute. The Institute was incorporated in 2012. It offers a variety of programs and courses designed to enhance elementary, secondary, and post-secondary student learning.
Dr. Stanford Angion’s educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Soil Science from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL, a Master’s of Journalism and Mass Communications, from Marshall University in Huntington, WV; a Master’s of Education, from the University of West Alabama; and a Doctor of Education from Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL. In November 2003, Dr. Angion published a book, Unleashing the Inner Strength of Youth. In Nov. 2014 he published “Invigorating Hope.” Also in July 2015, he published an Implementation Guide for “Invigorating Hope.”
On August 1, 2016, Dr. Stanford Angion assumed responsibilities as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Selma University, a capacity in which he currently serves. Also he is Moderator of the Star of Hope Association, which comprises about 15 local Baptist Churches. Finally, he is the pastor of Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church and President of Mt. Gilead Scholastic and Artistic Institute.