Office of Public Affairs
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(800) 541-6682 x25357
Fax: (954) 262-3954

All representatives from the media are required to obtain permission from the Office of Public Affairs prior to visiting campus. Journalists may only take photographs and video footage or conduct interviews on Nova Southeastern University's campus or inside any NSU building when accompanied by a member of the Public Affairs team. To arrange an interview with NSU faculty, staff, or students, please call the contacts listed below or dial (954) 262-5357.

For NSU News and Information

Members of the media should contact:

Julie Spechler, Director, Office of Public Affairs

Office: (954) 262-5348 
Cell: (954) 591-3361 


  • Leads the Public Affairs Team
  • Primary Spokesperson
  • Executive Communications
  • All Off-site Campuses in U.S. and Abroad
  • Public Safety/Emergency for external media
  • Alumni and Donor Relations

Joe Donzelli, Associate Director, Office of Public Affairs
Office: (954) 262-2159
Cell: (954) 661-4571


  • Athletics Liaison
  • Oceanographic Center
  • Division of Applied Interdisciplinary Studies, including:
    • Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Center for Psychological Studies
    • Mailman Segal Center for Human Development
    • Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health and Justice

Marla Oxenhandler,Associate Director, Office of Public Affairs
Office: (954) 262-5315
Cell: (954) 770-9204


  • H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business
  • Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences
  • Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences

Jeremy Katzman, Associate Director, Office of Public Affairs
Office: (954) 262-5408
Cell: (954) 661-7000


  • Office of Research and Technology Transfer
  • Health Professions Divisions' Seven Colleges:
    • Osteopathic Medicine
    • Pharmacy
    • Dental Medicine
    • Optometry
    • Medical Sciences
    • Nursing
    • Health Care Sciences (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Anesthesiologist Assistant, Sonography, Respiratory Therapy)
  • Biotechnology

Vera Mandilovitch, Associate Director, Office of Public Affairs
Office: (954) 262-5309
Cell: (954) 882-3570


  • Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center
  • Don Taft University Center and Arena
  • Division of Student Affairs and College of Undergraduate Studies:
    • Career Development
    • International Affairs
  • Abraham S. Fischler College of Education
  • International Affairs (under Enrollment and Student Services)
  • University School (K-12 Private Preparatory School)

Brandon L. Hensler, M.S., APR, Interim Executive Director, University Relations
Office: (954) 262-5385
Cell: (954) 393-5926