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Press Release for Thursday, May 14, 2015

UNF Board of Trustees Elects New Leader


Jessica Scott, Public Relations Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192



Joy Korman was recently elected chair of the University of North Florida Board of Trustees, a position held by only one other woman before her.


“I look forward to working with Joy in her new leadership role,” said UNF President John A. Delaney. “Her leadership experience and expertise are great assets to the University.”


Korman, a Mandarin resident, was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Governor Rick Scott in 2008, for a term ending in January 2013 and was reappointed for a second term through January 2018. In January 2014, she was elected as vice chair of the Board.


T he 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, Korman has worked as a teacher, counselor, administrator and community leader for more than 30 years. She has held various leadership positions including Jacksonville Public Libraries board chair, Congregation Ahavath Chesed president, as well as the boards of Leadership Jacksonville, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, and Community Connections.


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. While at The Bolles School, she created several initiatives related to leadership training, mentoring and community service for high school students. She is a trained facilitator in conflict resolution and has been a consultant and trainer for Leadership Jacksonville’s School Leadership Connection program.


Her honors include the 1995 Community Connections Tribute Award – Women in Leadership, the 1996 Israel Unity Award, the 2004 NCCJ Humanitarian Award, the 2005 National Council of Jewish Women “Women In Power” Award and the Florida Library Association Outstanding Citizen’s Award in 2007.


            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.