Horace S. Tucker, Jr.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, Heavener School of Business

Warrington College of Business


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Horace Tucker is the Associate Director of the Heavener School of Business in the Warrington College of Business. Previously, he served as Assistant Director, Associate Director, and Director of Career and Leadership Programs of the Heavener School. Horace received his Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Florida. He was commissioned as a Regular Army Air Defense Artillery Officer through the University of Florida’s ROTC program, where he earned the distinction of Distinguished Military Graduate. Horace later earned a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University.

Horace is a retired Army Colonel. He served in a variety of command and staff positions which included Director of Training for the Regional Training Institute of Florida, Director of Human Resources for the Florida National Guard, and culminated his 23 year career as the Post Commander of Camp Blanding, a joint training center 25 miles southwest of Jacksonville.

Horace’s professional associations include the Society of Human Resource Management, the National Career Development Association, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Horace currently resides in Fleming Island and is married to the former Janice Maxwell of St. Petersburg, Florida. They have two sons: Evan and Colin, who both graduated from UF.