Industry Engagement Director

Kimberly Jacobs

Dr. Kimberly Jacobs was appointed the Director of Industry Engagement in March 2017. In this role, Kimberly is responsible for managing strategic relationships between the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and industry. Her responsibilities include actively promoting the multiple ways in which the College is poised to meet industry needs including assisting with talent acquisition, developing research opportunities, establishing executive education partnerships, and matching University assets with industry identified needs. Kimberly is a member of the FLEXStation team and works closely with those who are developing the full scope of programs and services designed to enhance the economic growth of Florida and the nation.

Prior to assuming this role, Kimberly served as the Director of Corporate Relations for the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. As director, her responsibilities were focused specifically on advancing corporate philanthropy to the College. Prior to working at the University of Florida, Kimberly worked in development related roles at Pennsylvania State University and Florida State University.

Kimberly is a member of the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers (NACRO) and is currently serving as a member of the Board, co-chairing the Benchmarking Committee.

Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Albright College, a Masters in College Student Personnel Administration from Western Illinois University, and an MBA and PhD in Higher Education Administration from Florida State University.