Jacksonville University has over 4200 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs.
On Valentine’s Day, the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise was treated to a presentation from Jacksonville University’s President Tim Cost; Director of Donor Relations, Mr. Madison Shelly; and State Senator and Jacksonville University alumni Aaron Bean.
President Cost shared his philosophy, vision and plans for the university since taking over the helm of the institution a year ago. He believes that the students are not only his customers, but his products as well, and he goes out of his way to make sure students, faculty, parents, and employees know how they are truly valued.
Jacksonville University has over 4200 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The professors do all the academic advising, not counselors, in order to work more closely with and better address the needs of the students.
The university is the proud owner of several accolades and achievements including The 14th Best Business School Value by CEO Magazine, second largest college ROTC group in the U.S., and largest orthodontics program in the U.S.
Core areas of concentration for Mr. Cost’s administration are its business school, athletics, military programs, healthcare programs and expanding its physical presence along the waterfront in the Arlington suburb of Jacksonville.
Mr. Cost invited the Rotary Club to visit the campus for a field trip, including seeing the newest “floating campus” on the St. John’s River where students and professors work directly on the water to study and conduct research for marine sciences and biology.
Pictured here left to right is Director Madison Shelly, President Tim Cost, President Mark Dennis of the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise, and Senator Aaron Bean.