Dr. Hinze was a tremendous researcher, educator, mentor, and leader at the University of Florida. I had the privilege of working with Jimmie as a student, researcher, and administrator at the College of Design, Construction & Planning since 1998. A remarkably kind man, he always looked for the best qualities in people. I believed that his concern for the wellbeing of other people was clearly demonstrated in an applied way through his lifelong commitment to improving working conditions. Dr. Hinze had the uncanny ability to derive positive outcomes even during difficult times. This made him a joy to work with and a professor that touched students in ways that extended beyond the classroom. I will miss his delightful view on life, his analytical insights and his compassion for others.