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Naming of Classroom in Legacy Hall Latest Example of Alumnus’ Generosity

Photo of Jim Henderson

July 1, 2019

Early on, Florida State University alumnus Jim Henderson decided that adding value to any endeavor and treating people as you would like to be treated allows you to create a better organization and benefit both professionally and personally.

That idea has served him well since graduating in 1969 with his bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics. Now, decades later, his impressive career as an executive in the insurance industry has allowed him to thrive and, as a result, contribute in numerous ways to the university and the College of Business. His $500,000 gift naming a 100-seat classroom in Legacy Hall – the Jim Henderson/AsssuredPartners Classroom – is the most recent example.

“There comes a time in your life when you give back if you can, and I’m fortunate and happy to be able to do so,” said Henderson, who in November 2018 was appointed to a five-year term on FSU’s Board of Trustees. “FSU prepared me for leadership in a profession that has served me well and helped me develop the financial acumen that has enabled me to make a difference in the companies and organizations I’ve worked with.”