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Leading state magazine Florida Trend calls JU “positioned for growth”

In an article in its May issue headlined “Jacksonville University is positioned for growth,” Florida Trend discusses JU’s bold plans for investing in its students, programs and facilities.

JU President Tim Cost lauds former President Kerry Romesburg for having “turned the tide” for the school.

“Now we are at this inflection point where people have high expectations,” Cost told reporter Lilly Rockwell.

Here are excerpts:

… The board (has) hired one of its own: Tim Cost, a four-year member of the board of trustees, an executive at PepsiCo and 1981 Jacksonville University alum. Unlike other candidates, Cost has no background in higher education. But he offers plenty of private-sector experience, working as a senior manager for Aramark and Wyeth, among others.

… (Cost’s) biggest priority is Jacksonville University’s $85-million fundraising campaign, the biggest in the school’s history. The campaign will fund scholarships and faculty research, a $20-million College of Health Sciences, acquisition of nearby land, new athletic facilities and a bigger endowment.”

Read the entire article here.