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Jacksonville University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community and strives to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences.

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Colleges and universities are the epicenter of lifelong learning and provide transformational experiences that shape personal and professional growth and development. Jacksonville University, located in the heart of Jacksonville - one of Florida's largest cities and most diverse populations, thrives on empowering this vision and fosters the creative and scholarly landscape for these opportunities to unfold.

The beauty of Jacksonville University's campus with its many oak trees and meandering riverfront is what most people see when they first visit. However, the people within our collegiate community -- faculty, staff, and students – are the reason JU is a special place to work.

On behalf of the People and Culture Team, we want to welcome you to our website. As we continue to recruit, engage, and inspire those with unique perspectives, we are excited that you are here. Explore further. As you look for qualities that are important to you in a workplace, we hope you see it reflected in the JU community. There are resources for those looking for a new career opportunity and for current members of our campus family. This website includes information related to employment opportunities, benefits, policies, training and development, and much more.

Jacksonville University remains focused on innovation and being a thought leader in higher education, and we challenge our community to do the same. We strive to be welcoming to all and reflective of the communities in which we live and work. We look forward to connecting with you and supporting you throughout your journey at JU.


Allana Forté
Senior Vice President
Chief Culture Officer
Chief Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel

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Office of People & CultureEmployee Perks

The Office of People and Culture is excited to announce a new employee perks program that will provide access to savings, services, and experiences! Working Advantage offers discount on electronics, appliances, apparel, cars, groceries, fitness memberships, insurance, and financial services – plus experiences such as travel, events, movies, attractions and more!

Getting started is easy! Visit https://ju.savings.workingadvantage.com to start accessing your perks today!

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Welcome to Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University is a private university located in Jacksonville, Florida, one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Tight-knit and pioneering, Jacksonville University offers over 100 majors, minors, and programs; graduate school options; research opportunities; and advanced technologies in business, healthcare, and the arts. Located 10 minutes away from Downtown Jacksonville—home to our College of Law, several Fortune 500 companies, and many of our industry partners—students here have boundless opportunities for education, growth, and employment! Selected to be featured on The College Tour and hosted by Jacksonville University alum Alex Boylan ‘99, this is our opening segment, an opportunity for you to get familiar with what it is like to be part of the Phin family!

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Welcome to Jacksonville University - The College Tour

Welcome everyone to Jacksonville! University home of the dolphins. 

This premier private university is located in sunny Jacksonville Florida, one of the fastest-growing cities in the southeast. Nestled on the banks of the St. John River, this tight-knit campus of just over 4,000 students is only 20 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from downtown. 

If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind college experience this is the place. The minute you step on campus you will feel like family. And, I should know, I’m a proud Jacksonville University alum. I’m your host Alex Boylan and over the next hour, we'll explore what makes my alma mater such a special place to live and learn. 

In this episode, you'll hear inspiring stories from future doctors nurses, actors pilots artists, and even shark researchers and hear why JU is the perfect school for them. Get ready to dive in! I can't wait to show you around my old stomping grounds welcome to Jacksonville University. This is the college tour.

Meet the Staff


Allana Forté

Allana Forté (She/her)

Senior Vice President, Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Chief People and Culture Officer

Meet Allana

Fonnie Baarmand

Fonnie Baarmand (She/her)

Assistant Vice President of People & Culture, Director of Compliance

Meet Fonnie

Gaby Coelho

Gaby Coelho (She/her)

People & Culture Business Partner

Meet Gaby

Olivia Crews

Olivia Crews (She/her)

HRIS Analyst

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Lauren Draughorne

Lauren Draughorne (She/her)

People & Culture Business Partner

Meet Lauren

Laurie Philpot

Laurie Philpot (She/Her)

People & Culture Business Partner

Meet Laurie

Jasmine Whiteside

Jasmine Whiteside (She/Her)

People & Culture Business Partner

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Jacksonville University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community and strives to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences.

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Howard Administration Building
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Phone: (904) 256-7025

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