Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program
Support from the region's professional community, inauguration of the LITSLAB (Logistics Information Technology Systems LAB), Flagship Program designation and Jacksonville's geographic advantage, have placed the UNF Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program among the best in the nation.
The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) awarded the UNF Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program an unrestricted annual gift of $50,000 guaranteed for three years. UNF is one of only 7 universities to achieve this distinction.
The UNF program offers students an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art supply chain tools and solutions in the Logistics Information Technology Solutions Lab (LITSLAB). The LITSLAB is one of the best-equipped university labs of its kind with software donations valued at $1.3 million.
The T&L Flagship Program has received considerable state, national and international recognition.
- Transportation & Logistics was established as an undergraduate degree program in 1972 when the University of North Florida opened its doors.
- The Florida Board of Regents selected the UNF Transportation and Logistics Program as one of the initial five programs to receive the Florida Legislature's "Program of Distinction" emphasis within the State University System.
- The Board of Regents designated the program as one of the state university system's "Centers of Excellence."
- In 2006, the Coggin Transportation and Logistics and International Business programs were designated Flagship Programs by UNF President John A. Delaney.
Transportation and Logistics Society
The Transportation and Logistics Society (TLS) is a student organization that provides opportunities for students to network with professionals and alumni, travel to industry conferences, and participate in community service projects. TLS has been voted UNF Club of the Year (out of 207 registered student organizations) five times since 2003, most recently in 2018. Lynn Brown was voted UNF Club Advisor of the Year in 2017 and 2018.
Jacksonville - "Americas Logistics Center"
As a growing leader in logistics and international commerce, the Jacksonville region provides opportunities for students to gain practical experience. Program faculty and staff have built relationships with firms such as CEVA Logistics, Crowley, CSX, Johnson & Johnson, Landstar, Suddath, Southeast Toyota Distributors, Stein Mart, Target, Total Military Management, Corporate Traffic, Yusen Logistics, Volkswagen, and McKesson, just to name a few.
Jacksonville is a major distribution hub with extensive access to rail, air, maritime, and highway transportation as well as warehousing and international logistics. CSX, Crowley Maritime, Landstar, Stein Mart, and the Suddath Companies have major corporate facilities on the First Coast.