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Welcome John Delany, President of UNF

Tuesday July 24, 2012

Lunch begins at noon - Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m.

Meet John Delaney
President of the University of North Florida

John A. Delaney became UNF’s fifth president in 2003. In that capacity, he oversees a campus of more than 16,000 students, 600 faculty and more than 1,000 staff. The 1,381 acre campus in Northeast Florida is considered a driver in the region, with an annual economic impact of nearly $1 billion. Each year, 4,000 students graduate from UNF’s five colleges: the Brooks College of Health, the Coggin College of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction and the College of Education and Human Services. 

Under Delaney’s direction, UNF reaffirmed its commitment to students, by offering individualized attention and offering transformational learning opportunities. The University of North Florida is also known for its flagship programs, areas where UNF leads the nation. Flagships include Community Nursing, International Business, Transportation & Logistics, Coastal Biology, Music and Nutrition.
UNF is currently undergoing the biggest construction spree in its history. The University recently opened the $86 million Osprey Fountains residence hall, the $50 million Student Union, the $27 million College of Education and Human Services building, and the $39 million Biological Science Building. Construction is almost complete on the new Student Wellness Complex and a new cafeteria. All new construction on campus reflects UNF’s commitment to the environment and many new buildings are LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified.

Delaney is considered UNF’s chief fundraiser, nearly doubling the University’s privately-funded endowment.  The Power of Transformation campaign is currently underway, with a goal of raising $110 million.  

Delaney’s presidency continues a distinguished career as a public servant. He served two terms as mayor of Jacksonville, the country’s 13th largest city, spearheading major initiatives including The Better Jacksonville Plan, a $2.2 billion improvement plan that gave the city new public facilities and other amenities. He also created the Preservation Project, a massive land conservation program giving Jacksonville the distinction of having the largest urban park system in the United States. Prior to that, he served as the chief assistant state attorney, the number two prosecutor for Northeast Florida and as the general counsel for the City of Jacksonville. He has served on numerous non-profit and corporate boards. 

He and his wife Gena have four children.
 Welcome New Member Jim Casey

Jim is the owner and President of a leading investigative firm specializing in internal and complex investigations, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and FCPA, Cyber security and investigations, senior executive background profiles and related services.  Jim maintains a network of experts (about 250 former FBI agents located around the world) in the areas of financial forensic accounting, cyber forensics, physical security, electronic countermeasures, and surveillance.  
Jim has a Bachelor's in political science from James Madison University; a Masters in criminology from Indiana State University and a Graduate Diploma in International Relations from the University of London.
Jim and his wife, Sandy, reside in St. Johns, FL.  They have four children

July is National Hot Dog Month!!

Your roving reporter did an assessment of the  Board meeting  attendee’s favorite hot dog toppings and the results are below:

President Jim-mustard
Executive Secretary Patti- coleslaw and mustard
Dinkins-mustard and coleslaw or sauerkraut
PE Harlan-“through the garden”
Tom-mustard, onion and coleslaw
Richard-onion and mustard
Mary-ketchup and mustard
Ken Weiss-dark mustard and coleslaw
Maureen-mustard, onion and relish
PP Robert Meek-chili, cheese and onions
Randy-mustard, ketchup and sauerkraut
Juan-mustard and ketchup
Ed- chili and mustard
Doug Matthews-Parliamenta
Neil- spicy mustard and sauerkraut
Chris- mustard and relish
Bea-mustard and onion
PP Vicki-lynne- onions, mustard, pickle, neon relish, tomato, and hot sport peppers

of the 
President's MVP Award 
Wayne Young

Recap of the July 17th Meeting

Greeters:  Dinkins Grange & Jim Casey
The Pledge of Allegiance & Prayer:  PP Dean Scott
Introduction of Guests:  PE Harlan Bost
Rotaract Update:  President Kathy Phillips
Rotaract meetings are the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings each month
6:00 p.m. at Square One
New Member Introduction:  Rick Mullens
New Member Charge:  Past President Robert Meek
New Member:  Dr. Leandra Dopazo
Family of Rotary - Member Update:  Mary Alice Phelan
Guest Speaker Introduction:  PP Robert Harris
Speaker: Rick Mullaney
Rick Mullaney, the founding director of Jacksonville University's Public Policy Institute, spoke about the institute.  The program is the first of it's kind in the state of Florida.  It includes degree programs,  community programs and mid-career and professional programs.