Jacksonville University received positive notice on the Huffington Post website July 19, as Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown touted his initiatives to use executives on loan to aid the city efforts on economic development, education and public-private partnerships.
Brown discussed his creation of an Education Commissioner position, which he filled with Jacksonville University management professor Donald Horner, currently on sabbatical.
In his column on the website, Brown states:
“As we grow jobs, I am working hard to grow the workforce of tomorrow. That’s where my education commissioner comes into play. He’s on loan from Jacksonville University. Taxpayers benefit from having a seasoned educator who got his education from Stanford, MIT and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. This position holds no decision-making capacity over Jacksonville’s public schools. It’s an advocacy role — completely new to our city — that has been instrumental in pooling resources and developing new programs without any additional cost to taxpayers.”
Horner has played a significant role in several mayoral initiatives, including Mayor Brown’s College Student Aid Workshops, launched this spring to assist students with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
For the full article by Brown, visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alvin-brown/jacksonville-unemployment-solutions_b_1687302.html.