JU Davis Corporate Partners

If you are interested in becoming a Davis College Investor, please call the Office of Advancement.

​Throughout its history, Jacksonville University has forged a variety of corporate partnerships designed tostrengthen the affiliation between business and education. JU’s Corporate Partners Program "Club 21" is available to enhance your company’s productive and mutually beneficial partnership with the University.

Jacksonville University should become your university. Why? Because our goal is to enhance student development through increased exposure to the business community and provide our pa​rtners tangible benefits to reward their involvement with our students and faculty. Creating a Corporate Partner relationship with the University allows you to develop a connecting point with faculty for topical research, provides special opportunities for consultation and interface, and provides early access to recruit the brightest JU students to help you improve your company. Through priority contact, Corporate Partner firms engage in a dialogue with the school that leads to broadly based, mutually beneficial relationships.

The Corporate Partnership Program recognizes businesses that provide restricted or unrestricted gifts, in-kind donations and sponsorships of at least $5,000 annually to the educational mission of the school.

The following 21 companies are exclusive members of "Club 21," which include preferred employers who offer paid internship opportunities for Davis College of Business students.

  • Acosta Sales & Marketing
  • Advent Software
  • Bank of America-Merrill Lynch
  • BBVA Compass
  • Black Knight Financial Services
  • CSX Transportation
  • Community First Credit Union
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Fidelity National Financial
  • Greenshades Software​
  • The Haskell Company
  • Interline Brands
  • JEA
  • Johnson & Johnson Vistakon
  • Mainstreet America Group
  • Northwestern Mutual​
  • Prudential Financial
  • Southeastern Grocers
  • Southeast QSR
  • Suntrust

​​​​We are grateful for the support and generous donations from the Jacksonville business community and individuals. We appreciate the guidance and input from the Davis family in 2014. We received two major Davis gifts to fund 2013-2014 projects.

  • Our TEDD program was created to develop a hybrid platform to deliver our flex MBA and executive DBA program taking the best from our in classroom, personalized teaching approach with the best available online pedagogy.

    The $1,000,000 Davis gift has enabled​ faculty to enhance and enrich the course experiences in and out of class.

  • The executive DBA program was launched in fall 2014 with a Davis gift of $325,000.

    Additionally Frances Bartlett Kinne established the Kinne Scholar program in 2013 to support excellence in graduate business education with a $20,000 gift. She increased her annual gift in 2014 to $30,000, supporting a total of seven incoming graduate students.

    During 2014, we grew the Dean's discretionary budget from executive advisory gifts from $11,800 to $41,400. Many executive advisory board members also donated of their time talent and treasure during 2014.

If you are interested in becoming a Davis College Investor, please call the Office of Advancement.

List of Investors

  • Brian Barquilla
    President
    Advantage Business Magazine

  • Robert "Bob" Brigham
    Senior ​​Vice President for Hospitals and Clinics
    MD Anderson Cancer Center​​​​

  • John Crowley
    Chief Information Officer
    Fidelity National Title Group

  • Dan Davis
    Chairman & President
    Estuary Corporation

  • Jed Davis
    Vice President/Director of Real Estate
    DDI, Inc.

  • Earnie Franklin
    Vice President
    Florida Blue

  • Jack Keigwin
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sound Point Asset Management, Inc.

  • Bruce Kern
    ​​Chief Executive Officer
    ​Logix3, LLC

  • Mary Kiefert
    Vice President of Operations
    AMERICARE Home Health

  • Frances Bartlett Kinne
    Chancellor Emeritus
    Jacksonville University

  • Tom Peterson
    Chief of Staff and Sales Management Operations
    Black Knight Financial Services

  • Carole Poindexter
    VP, Strategic Initiatives
    Watsco Inc.

  • Pamela R. Schneider, CPA
    President
    SDN Computer Consultants, LLC

​The Davis College of Business actively seeks out partner institutions within the international community to hold student exchanges, faculty collaborative research, faculty exchanges, short-term trips and connections with International businesses. The institutions below are schools in which we have agreements with around the globe.

City of Glasgow College

City of Glasgow CollegeCity of Glasgow College is Scotland's largest college, with 32,000 students, situated at the City Centre of Glasgow. The school welcomes students from 130 different countries annually due to their cooperative opportunities to interact with the business community in Glasgow. From the colleges' connection with the Chamber of Commerce to large business such as Morgan Stanley and Heineken, business students will have a cultural and business experience in Scotland.​

Students interested in studying in Scotland should contact Dr. Doug Johansen at djohans@ju.edu.

European Business School​​

​​European Business School​​European Business School (EBS) is a private university of ​​​2,000 students located in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, just outside of Frankfurt. EBS is one of the first private business universities in Germany and has over 200 corporate partners. Both graduate and undergraduate students can study at EB​​​S to further their studies and take advantage of all E​nglish speaking courses. Selected German courses can be taken by all exchange students.

Students interested in studying in Germany should contact Dr. Doug Johansen at djohans@ju.edu.​​

Guangdong University of Finance

Guangdong University of FinanceGuangdong University of Finance (GDUF) is a public university located in Guangzho​u, China. The university consists of 15 departments and has established 23 undergraduate majors, including Finance, Accounting, Insurance and International Economy and Trade, with more than 20,000 full-time students and over 10,000 registered students for continuous education. Students from GDUF attend Jacksonville University as a part of a 2+2 agreement, as the students would complete their final two years of study at JU.

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Guangdong University of Foreign StudiesGuangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) is a major public international university in South China (Guangzhou) with 35,000 students. GDUFS is known for the global-minded faculty and students and the research in areas of trade, culture and strategic studies. The university is housed on four campuses throughout Guangzhou, China. Students from GDUFS attend Jacksonville University as a part of a 2+2 agreement, as the students would complete their final two years of study at JU.

National Taipei University

National Taipei University​​​​National Taipei University (NTPU) is a university of 12,000 located outside of Taipei, Taiwan in New Taipei City, Taiwan. The new 54-acre campus includes modern academic build​ings, gardens and a man-made lake. NTPU is known for their law and business schools in Taiwan and the greater Far East Asian educational community.​ Free Mandarin Chinese lessons are offered for non-native speakers studying at NTPU.​​​​

Students interested in studying in Taiwan should contact Dr. George Gresham at ggresha1@ju.edu.

​Shanghai International Studies University

Shanghai International Studies UniversityShanghai International Studies University (SISU) is an internationally recognized, prestigious academic institution distinctive for its multidisciplinary and multicultural nature. JU and Xianda College of Economics & Humanities have a 3+2 joint program, in which Xianda senior students spend two years at JU to earn bachelor and master’s degrees​. ​A total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of just over 9,000 students, SISU is committed to preparing innovative professionals and future global leaders for a wide range of international expertise to address the critical challenges of our times.Their motto of “Integrity, Vision and Academic Excellence” is infused throughout their campuses in ​Shanghai, China. JU and SISU have a joint program of 1+3 where SISU students spend their freshman year at SISU and the next 3 years at JU.

Shanghai Normal University

Shanghai Normal UniversityShanghai Normal University (SHNU) is a public university of about 29,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in Shanghai City, China. This liberal arts university began as a teaching institution, but has expanded into a variety of academic areas including: Economics, Management, Law and Tourism. A university consisting of 16 different colleges and 81 research institutions, SHNU is a key institution in the greater Shanghai area and beyond.

University of Highlands and Islands

University of Highlands and Islands​​​​The University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) is a national system of 14 colleges and research centres located in the Northern Highlands of Scotland. With the main campus located in Inverness, UHI offers campuses which specialize in different areas of academics. From business to marine science, UHI offers a natural, supportive environment for exchange students to study. UHI's Inverness campus is located near a local entrepreneurial incubator due to the high emphasis on entrepreneurism and venture development.

Students interested in studying in Scotland should contact Dr. Doug Johansen at djohans@ju.edu.​​​