Dr. Jacobs was born and raised in South Africa. He obtained his Master’s degree in Business from the University of Denver and completed his doctorate from Colorado State University (CSU). Dr. Jacobs worked in the construction sector for 12 years before bridging to academia, where he started a construction management program in the College of Engineering. Dr. Jacobs is a strong proponent of the alignment between industry and academia. He serves as Dean over Business, Information Systems & Integrated Technology (BISIT), English and Communication, Academic Success Center (ASC) and the Brighton Center.