NSU's Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees for Nova Southeastern University consists of the president and community leaders who manage the business and property of the university, guiding the university’s mission through combined fiscal and operational oversight to ensure the success of its students and long-term sustainability. The responsibilities of the Board are met through the action and recommendation of its committees, including Executive and Compensation Committee, Audit and Compliance Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee, and Investment Committee.

Board of Trustees

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PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT (FRONT ROW): Carol Harrison Kalagher, Alan B. Levan, Ronald G. Assaf, Charles L. Palmer, George L. Hanbury II, Barry J. Silverman, Samuel F. Morrison, Zachariah P. Zachariah, Martin R. Press, Nell McMillan Lewis. (SECOND ROW): Mitchell W. Berger, Barbara Trebbi Landry, Michael J. Zager R. Douglas Donn, Anthony N. Ottaviani, George I. Platt, J. Kenneth Tate, Rita Case, Milton L. Jones, Jr., James Donnelly. (THIRD ROW): Arthur J. Falcone, Albert J. Miniaci, Kiran C. Patel, Walter Lee Banks, Sr., Steven J. Halmos, Paul M. Sallarulo. (NOT SHOWN): Suzi Cordish.


Name Position
Charles L. Palmer Board Chair; President & CEO, North American Company LLC, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Barry J. Silverman, M.D. Board Vice Chair; Orthopedic Surgeon, Aventura, FL
Samuel F. Morrison Board Secretary; Former Director, Broward County Library System, Fort Lauderdale, FL
George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. President & CEO, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ronald G. Assaf Retired Founder and Chairman, Sensormatic Electronics Corp., Fort Lauderdale, FL
Walter L. Banks, Sr. President, Lago Mar Resort and Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mitchell W. Berger, J.D. Founder & Co-Chair, Berger Singerman Law Firm, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Rita Case Chairman & CEO, Rick Case Automotive Group, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Suzi Cordish Art Curator, Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland
R. Douglas Donn Chairman, Community Bank of Broward, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL
James Donnelly Founder & CEO, Castle Group, Plantation, FL
Arthur J. Falcone CEO & Co-Chairman, Falcone Group, Boca Raton, FL
Steven J. Halmos President, Halmos Holdings, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Carol Harrison Kalagher President, Harrison Industries, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Milton L. Jones, Jr. CEO, Regal Trace, Ltd., Dania, FL
Alan B. Levan Chairman & CEO, BBX Capital, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nell McMillan Lewis, Ed.D. Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Albert J. Miniaci President & CEO, Paramount Refreshment Solutions, Pompano Beach, FL
Anthony N. Ottaviani, D.O., M.P.H., MACOI, FCCP Chief Academic Officer, Largo Medical Center Graduate Medical Education
Kiran C. Patel, M.D.

Chairman, Anupam Rasayan India Ltd.; Chairman, Morphogenesis Inc.

George I. Platt, Esq. Managing Partner, LSN Partners
Martin R. Press, J.D. Shareholder & Member, Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL
Paul M. Sallarulo President, NSU Alumni Association; President, Nexera Medical, Fort Lauderdale, FL
J. Kenneth Tate Chief Executive Officer, TKO Apparel, Inc., Hollywood, FL
Barbara Trebbi Landry President, BXT Corporation, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Zachariah P. Zachariah, M.D. Cardiologist, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Michael Zager Partner, Z Wealth Solutions, Weston, FL

A trustee emeritus is an honorary title conveyed by the Board upon a former trustee to recognize distinguished service and exemplary contributions.

Mike Jackson, Executive Chairman, AutoNation, Fort Lauderdale, FL

H. Wayne Huizenga, Entreprenuer, Fort Lauderdale, FL. He founded AutoNation and Waste Management Inc., and was the owner or co-owner of Blockbuster Video, the Miami Dolphins, the Florida Panthers, and the Florida Marlins.

Name Position
Warren Winstead, Ed.D. President
Abraham S. Fischler, Ed.D. President
Alexander Schure, Ph.D. Chancellor & CEO
Ovid Lewis, S.J.D. President
Stephen Feldman, Ph.D. President
Ray Ferrero, Jr., J.D. President & CEO

The board chair serves as the liaison between the board and college managers.

James Farquhar
Melvin Young
Mary McCahill
Ray Ferrero
Robert Steele
Ronald Assaf
Alan Levan
Charles Palmer

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