Josh Harkness
Director of Development, College of Business

In his role as Director of Development, Josh focuses on soliciting major gifts for the College of Business and cultivating business leaders and corporations in the community. He is also responsible for identifying and developing relationships that will promote the university’s strategic mission.

  • Josh comes to FAU from Florida State University where he spent nearly ten years working in a variety of roles including major gift fundraising, annual giving, and student recruitment. Throughout his tenure, he has spent time at the College of Business, the Dedman College of Hospitality, and the law school.
  • Josh has an extensive golf, country club and hospitality management background including working at Augusta National Golf Club and several Masters Tournaments.


  • Florida State University: Master of Science degree, Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Hospitality Management