MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
Jacksonville Business Journal Spotlight: Jacksonville University Chief Athletics Officer Dr. Donnie Horner

Below is an excerpt from the Jacksonville Business Journal on new Jacksonville University Chief Athletics Officer, Dr Donnie Horner. On June 5 the publication honored Horner as one of its 2014 Veterans of Influence.


By: Alexa Epitropoulos

You were recently recognized at Veterans of Influence. How was that experience?

I’m honored to be part of the first class. I am indebted to Jacksonville University president Tim Cost for nominating me. I’m just humbled. None of us get here by ourselves—there’s teachers, there’s family members—in my case, in the military, there were officers and sergeants to take care of us. It’s a singular honor, but a collective product.

How did you transition from a military background to education?

I was really fortunate. I spent 20 years to the ...