John Adrian Delaney
(born June 29, 1956) is the current president of the University of North Florida
, overseeing a campus of more than 16,500 students, 600 faculty and more than 1,000 staff. A Republican
, he served as Mayor
of Jacksonville, Florida
from 1995 through 2003, the 13th largest city in the United States
. During his two terms he launched major initiatives such as The Better Jacksonville Plan, which was $2.2 billion for new public facilities and other amenities. Prior to his mayoralty he served as general counsel for the City of Jacksonville.