Press Release for Thursday, May 14, 2015
UNF Board of Trustees Elects New Leader
Jessica Scott, Public Relations Specialist
Department of Public Relations
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
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.
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
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.
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.