Press Release for Monday, May 5, 2003

Media Tip Sheet (May 5-19, 2003)




(904) 620-2140

Each week we prepare a “TIP SHEET” for Jacksonville-area media highlighting events and activities of interest to the community. Please feel free to contact the Office of News&Publications at (904) 620-2140 for additional information on any event. Information also can be obtained by visiting the UNF Web calendar at Individuals attending all events on campus are reminded that $2 parking permits are required and can be purchased at the Information Booth as they enter campus.

Vestcor CEO to Speak

John Rood, chief executive officer of The Vestcor Cos., will speak at the third annual Excellence in Training and Employee Development Awards on May 15 from noon until 1:30 p.m. Rood founded Vestcor in 1983, and the company is one of Florida’s largest developers and owners of multifamily communities. Ernst&Young named Rood the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001, and The Florida Times-Union and KPMG named Vestcor the 2002 First Coast Company of the Year. For more information about this event, contact Susan Starling at (904) 620-2140.

Summer School

Summer classes at UNF begin Wednesday, May 7.

Board of Trustees Presidential Candidate Meetings

The UNF Board of Trustees will conduct three public meetings as part of the presidential search. All meetings will begin at 8 a.m. and will occur in the President's Conference Room in J.J. Daniel Hall (Building 1). Candidate Steven Poskanzer will be interviewed Monday, May 12; candidate John Delaney will be interviewed Tuesday, May 13; and candidate Gary Krahenbuhl will be interviewed Wednesday, May 14. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to contact Lina Monell at (904) 620-2507 at least three working days before the meeting.

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