Dedication of New College of Health Sciences Building, Sept. 4

August 28, 2014

To our JU community,

We are excited to announce the official dedication celebration for our new College of Health Sciences building, one of the most advanced facilities to be opened in our 80-year history, scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. This state-of-the-art, 30,000-square-foot building complete with learning and simulation, training, academic and research (STAR) center establishes Jacksonville University as a premier provider of health sciences education in our region and beyond.

Many faculty and staff members teamed with our community partners to create the vision, plan and execution of this bold project. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all who helped make this extraordinary facility a reality. Because of you, our students will receive the strongest education possible, and we will produce innovative, well-trained future leaders of distinction for Northeast Florida, as well as nationally and globally.

I invite you to walk through the building in the coming weeks. Among other amenities, it features a breathtaking atrium with green space and a water feature, advanced technology, dedicated classrooms, faculty and staff offices, meeting rooms, a multidisciplinary simulation learning center, computer laboratory and student activity center. Our outstanding Nursing, Speech-Language Pathology and Kinesiology students will truly be part of ushering in a new era in leading-edge health education.

It’s a magnificent achievement for JU and for Jacksonville, as we deepen our commitment as the leader in delivering the finest health care education in this community.

Look for more exciting upgrades and improvements to our campus facilities and programs in the coming academic year, as we build on our track record of investing to ensure our students receive the strongest educational experiences possible.


Tim Cost
Jacksonville University
Class of 1981