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JU President Cost discusses liberal arts, technical degree programs in Florida Times-Union
JU President Tim Cost is quoted in a Florida Times-Union story Sunday, June 30, about local universities’ commitment to liberal arts and technical degree programs.
- JU President Tim Cost
“We are committed to offering a strong liberal arts core here,” said Cost, who earned a liberal arts degree from the university in 1981 and an MBA in finance from the University of Rochester in 1990. “Around that core, we know our students can benefit from the muscle of close-to-market degree programs.”
Here’s an excerpt:
Cost, who capitalized on his liberal arts background as well as his business skills during a 32-year corporate career, said there’s power in a strong foundation in both areas.
“The critical thinking and communications skills of the liberal arts, plus the practical and necessary skills needed for a student’s next step are vital, whether it’s into a career or into graduate school,” he said. “That combination can create our next generation of leaders.”
The story mentions that JU broke ground in June on its new $8 million College of Health Sciences building, designed to meet surging demand for its nursing graduates and other health care specialists. The college also recently hired national leader Christine Sapienza from the University of Florida to lead its new Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Those are in addition to its other programs in aviation, business, marine sciences, orthodontics and public policy.
Read the entire article here.