Press Release for Friday, January 24, 2014

University of North Florida Board of Trustees Elects New Leadership

Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Public Relations Department
(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida’s Board of Trustees, the governing body for the University, recently elected a new chair and vice chair during a regularly scheduled meeting held on the UNF campus.

San Jose resident Hugh Greene, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health, the area’s most comprehensive, locally governed health system, was elected as the new chair of the Board of Trustees earlier this month for a term ending in January 2016. Joy Korman, an Epping Forest resident and co-founder of Living Leadership, a consulting and training partnership that specializes in leadership, team building and organizational processes for the nonprofit and corporate sectors, will serve as vice chair for a term also ending in January 2016.

“I’m really excited about the leadership that Hugh and Joy will bring to the Board of Trustees,” said UNF President John Delaney. “UNF is so fortunate to have great community leaders engaged in the governance and future of this institution.”

In 2007, Greene was appointed to the UNF BOT by the Florida Board of Governors and reappointed for a term, ending January 6, 2015. He was elected as vice chair of the BOT in 2010, and re-elected for a second term, which ended this month. He has served both as campaign chair and Board of Trustees chair for the United Way of Northeast Florida and is a past chairman of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

Greene has received numerous awards in his career, most recently being honored with Modern Healthcare’s national Community Leadership Award. He is the recipient of an Excellence in Health Care Award for establishing a health care clinic for the homeless, as well as the 2013 Distinguished Business Leader Award from UNF’s Coggin College of Business. In 2012, Greene received a Humanitarian Award from OneJax, and in 2007, he was named as among Jacksonville Business Journal’s “Ultimate CEOs” and was inducted into the First Coast Business Hall of Fame.

Joining Baptist Health in 1989, Greene has served in several administrative positions prior to becoming CEO in 2000. Baptist Health has experienced tremendous growth under Greene’s leadership and now encompasses five hospitals—Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Baptist Medical Center South, Baptist Medical Center Nassau and Baptist Medical Center Beaches—and the Baptist Clay Medical Campus. He has been active with UNF and in the Northeast Florida community for many years, serving on UNF’s Brooks College of Health Dean’s Council, for which he was vice chair from 2004 to 2006. Greene serves as chair of the Access Work Group for the Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy Board in the Brooks College of Health, and was named an honorary alumnus of the University in 2010.

The governor appointed Korman to the UNF Board of Trustees in 2008 for a term that ended January 6, 2013, and then was reappointed by the governor for a second term, ending January 6, 2018. She has worked as a teacher, counselor, administrator and community leader for more than 30 years. Korman has held many leadership positions, including serving as the Jacksonville Public Libraries board chair and Congregation Ahavath Chesed president. She also has served on the boards of Leadership Jacksonville, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida and Community Connections.

Additionally, Korman has worked on major capital campaigns and in an advisory capacity for Hope Haven Children’s Clinic, the Community Literacy Initiative and the Super Bowl Host Committee. She is a trained facilitator in conflict resolution and has been a consultant and trainer for Leadership Jacksonville’s School Leadership Connection program. Korman has received numerous awards, including the Community Connections Tribute Award—Women in Leadership, the Israel Unity Award, the NCCJ Humanitarian Award, National Council of Jewish Women “Women In Power” Award and the Florida Library Association Outstanding Citizen’s Award.


UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.


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