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Editorial Manager

Cody Jones is the Editorial Manager for the UF Warrington College of Business. In his role, he serves as the writer for digital and print related branding materials for Warrington while maintaining a strategic vision for communications and working closely with staff to create and manage the College’s voice. Before joining Warrington’s marketing and communications team, he spent six years as a sports journalist. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida.

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Gainesville, FL 32611


Stories by Cody

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Developing the student of tomorrow

Scott Friedman (BSBA ’01) grew up with a passion for education because of his upbringing. After his family moved to the United States to escape religious persecution in Eastern Europe, his parents instilled education as a priority. The son of

Man standing in orange groves

Growing citrus is the family business

Matt McLean (BSBA ’93) enrolled at the University of Florida in 1989 with plans to change what he always knew. Growing up with three generations of citrus farming before him, McLean was drawn elsewhere. He saw the bright lights of

UF's supercomputer, which is named the HiPerGator

Empowering the future

When former UF Warrington Dean John Kraft decided to increase the college’s efforts around AI, Warrington created a marketing analytics role for an incoming professor to help lead it. Eighteen months later, it was still vacant with no strong candidates

Undergrads are Business Ready

Early in her time as director of the Heavener School of Business, Erica Studer-Byrnes and her team saw a gap in the student experience. Undergraduate business students didn’t have a program that would guide them from their first day on

Student walking at graduation

Trailblazing business education

As specialized master’s degrees continue to pop up around the country, Warrington has long been at the forefront of their development. Warrington was one of the first colleges in the country to offer specialized master’s degree programs, beginning in 1994.

Giving to support innovation

When Joan and Chester Luby moved to Florida in 2005, they wanted to work with a major university in the state to strengthen the future of innovation and entrepreneurship. Through the Joan & Chester Luby Charitable Trust, the couple recently

Ahead of the curve

Online education is a pillar at UF Warrington. That was the case when UF developed the first online MBA program in 1999, and it remains the case as UF searches for ways to invigorate the student experience moving forward. The

Heavener Hall behind the University of Florida Archway with a student walking underneath the arch.

Business backgrounds for every student

Back in the early 1990s, University of Florida students weren’t accepted into their colleges until their junior year. The demand of students trying to get accepted to the business school highlighted the need for a creative solution to give more

MSF program ranks No. 6 in the nation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The William R. Hough Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program remained in the nation’s top 10 graduate finance programs on QS’ 2024 Master’s in Finance Rankings. For the fifth consecutive year, the MSF program was named No. 6 among

AI Q&A with Diana Meditz

As AI Product Manager in BNY Mellon’s AI Hub, Diana Meditz (BSBA ’09) has been on the forefront of the AI explosion. Hear how she has seen AI evolve, how she works with it every day and why educating business students on

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