JU Staff Open Office Hours

Aug. 18, 2016

To our Jacksonville University staff,

As we approach a new academic year after a summer of tremendous investment and planning, along with adjustments to streamline our organizational structure, I want to be sure you as staff members are kept in the loop and able to connect with JU’s leadership in an open exchange of ideas and viewpoints. We have worked to engage our students and faculty on a regular basis, and my commitment to you is to also afford this same connection with our staff members, who are such a vital piece to our efforts to progress and improve as a University.

To fill you in on some of our great progress to date and plans for the year directly ahead of us, as well as answer your questions and listen to your suggestions and input, we will hold Open Office Hours at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in Swisher Theater. We invite all of you to attend, and if necessary to place a note in your office area letting visitors know when you will return. Your supervisors welcome the opportunity and encourage you to take this time to learn more about our plans.

We have attracted one of our strongest incoming freshman classes for fall 2016. While challenges still lie ahead, we have solidified our financial future, upgraded our technology and facilities, built a distinguished faculty and inspired our community with our outreach. This is due in no small part to your conscientious, dedicated achievements, which have not gone unnoticed.

It has been very gratifying to work with you as you have risen to the challenge of achieving excellence at JU on a consistent basis. Thanks very much to each of you for your hard work this summer to keep the progress going toward our becoming a premier University.


Tim Cost
Jacksonville University
Class of 1981