Published: Nov. 7, 2022

Leon Jackson's iPhoneAs CU Boulder’s senior associate athletic director and assistant vice chancellor for Advancement, Leon Jackson III works with donors to raise funds that support the university’s more than 350 student athletes across 17 sports. 

How soon after waking up do you look at your phone?

My iPhone alarm wakes me up at 6:30 a.m. daily. So, I guess I look at it first thing in the morning... likely looking for the “snooze” button. Those five extra minutes are some of the best five minutes of sleep I get.

App you wish you had the inner strength to delete?

Facebook. I love keeping up with my family around the country. But the video algorithms on developing your golf swing send me down rabbit holes. 

Last person you called?


Duration of longest call last week?

52 minutes.

Where was your last selfie taken?

In Fraser, Colorado, during our family vacation. My youngest son thought he should be “cool” and show the peace sign.

Does anyone else have your passcode? 

My wife. 

Oldest photo on your phone?

Our Jackson family Christmas photo in 2015. 

What is your lock screen or background image?

A picture of a wooden cross with a hammer and a nail in the middle.

What do you use your phone for most?

Work. I am emailing, texting or calling someone quite often. 

Type and model of phone

Apple iPhone13

Three of your most-used apps 

App logos for Outlook, Maps and Twitter

Outlook, Maps and Twitter

Most-used emoji

thumbs up emoji

Thumbs up

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Photos courtesy Leon Jackson III