Delaware Governor Jack Markell to speak at College of Law

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell

Delaware Governor Jack Markell will visit the Florida State University College of Law at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Roberts Hall, Room 101. During his visit, Gov. Markell will meet with faculty members and students and give a public talk at lunch.

“It is an honor to have Gov. Markell at our law school to meet with our faculty and students,” said Donald J. Weidner, dean of Florida State’s College of Law. “I look forward to hearing his thoughts on positioning a state for prosperity in a rapidly changing economy.”

Currently serving a second term, Gov. Markell was first elected to lead Delaware in 2008. During his tenure, according to Gallup, Delaware has transformed “from one of the lowest-ranking states (in terms of job creation) in 2008 and 2009 to one of the top-ranking in 2013 and 2014.”

Since Markell took office, companies including JPMorgan Chase, Capital One and Sallie Mae have relocated to or expanded their operations in Delaware. Markell’s efforts to attract employers have included improving Delaware’s schools and its workforce development system.