Office of the President
Tim Cost, Jacksonville University class of 1981, became Jacksonville University’s 12th President in 2013, coming full circle from his time spent at the school decades earlier as a student-athlete. President Cost is the first alumnus to serve as President of JU in its 83 year history.
About the Office of the President
Jacksonville University’s Office of the President consists of the highest level of administrative staff directly reporting to the president. The Office of the President has the responsibility of managing, developing, coordinating, and implementing the strategic initiatives, projects, and programs of the presidential level. Everything the Office of the President does is to enhance the culture of a student centric institution based primarily on serving the needs of the student while fostering the next generation of JU leaders.
“We believe in opening minds -- not just filling them up. It is our responsibility to help prepare the next generation of leaders by broadening their perspectives and expanding their worldview.”
Letters to the Community
A Sign of Progress
Once again, Jacksonville University was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best universities in the South, and this year we jumped nearly 30 places to achieve the highest ranking in school history (28th among 136 schools).