NEWS ENERGIZED NEW SENIOR LEADERSHIP In May of 2018, President Tim Cost announced Jacksonville University's new senior leadership team of talented, high-performance individuals. This Cabinet consists of: • Dr. Chris Sapienza, Senior Vice President, Provost • Dr. Kristie Gover, Senior Vice President, Dean of Students • Randy Freebourn, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer • Margaret Dees, Senior Vice President, Economic Development and External Engagement • Bob Stewart, Senior Vice President, Enrollment Management • Alex Ricker-Gilbert, Senior Vice President, Athletic Director • Kimberly Jones, Senior Vice President, University Advancement • Scott Bacon, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications • Diana Donovan, Executive Director, Office of the President 2018 FACULTY AWARD WINNERS Dr. Julie S. Brannon 2018-2019 Professor of the Year Dr. Tim Snyder Excellence in Teaching NEW PRESIDENTIAL FELLOWS BRING COMMITMENT TO LEADERSHIP AND STUDENT EXPERIENCE Chosen after a comprehensive search, the 2018 Presidential Fellows McKenzie Bolin and Mitch Gallo bring intellect, passion, and commitment defined by their unique experiences as students. The duo has been hard at work helping senior leaders push new initiatives, collaborating with multiple departments and colleges, and connecting with students on projects including the 2018 Matriculation Ceremony and the "JU Night" Jumbo Shrimp game. “I'm excited to work with the leadership at Jacksonville University on the future of JU,” said Gallo, a Fort Myers, Florida, native who majored in Aviation Management for his undergraduate studies and has now begun working on his Master of Business Administration. “I have been involved in various brainstorming meetings for visions of where the University could go and possible additions. I enjoy the senior leaders of the University because they do not limit the boundaries of thought and encourage abstract perspectives.” In addition to cross-campus collaboration, the fellows work closely with President Cost and provide feedback on some of the biggest initiatives for the University. “President Cost is an incredible mentor,” said Bolin, a Jacksonville native who earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology and is now completing the prerequisites for JU’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. “It has been amazing to work directly with him because he loves to mentor young professionals and has already taught me incredible lessons that will help in my career.” Dr. Nisse Goldberg Excellence in University Service Dr. Rich Cebula Excellence in Scholarship & Professional Activities Prof. Nancy Robinson Excellence in Community Service NEWS Get a behind-the-scenes look at the President Fellowship by following the Office of the President on Instagram at ju_office_of_the_president. 2018 WOMEN'S ROWING SEASON ENDS WITH COMPETITIVE NCAA SHOWING The NCAA Championships wrapped up for women's rowing on May 26, with an appearance at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL, after winning the team championship at the Crimson Tide Invitational. It was the fifth consecutive MAAC Championship win and trip to compete against the nation's best for the program. "Overall, our season has been outstanding," said Head Coach Mike Lane. "I could not be more proud of our accomplishments and our team." DCOB HOSTS PANEL ON SOCIAL MARKETING AND BRANDING Branding and differentiating in the consumer goods industry was the topic of the Spring 2018 panel discussion sponsored by the Davis College of Business (DCOB) Consumer Goods and Services Marketing Program. Among experts and leaders invited to attend the packed-house luncheon at JU’s River House were panelists Katie Barnes of Georgia Pacific, Mike Diaz of the St. Augustine Distillery Company, Michelle DuFresne of KeHE Distributors, and Jerry Edwards of Applegate. Moderated by DCOB Executive in Residence Jack Parker, panelists delved into the topic of leveraging social cause marketing to enhance both brand and growth. In addition to the panel, the DCOB has hosted inspiring leaders throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, including Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-doping Agency (USADA); Dr. Tom Kennedy, CEO of Raytheon; Preston Haskell, Founder, Haskell Company; Robert Massey, CEO, Jacksonville Symphony; Robert Arleigh White, past Director, Cultural Council of Jacksonville; Adams Ropp, Senior Sales Executive, Planet; and Grant Deken, CEO, Grapevine. Pictured right: Student organizers Ian Hall and Madison Black with panelists Katie Barnes, Mike Diaz, Michelle DuFresne, and Jerry Edwards.