2019 NSU Fact book

6 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Dear Friends of NSU, Our university’s amazing growth and transformation continued at a remarkable rate this year, and our Sharks—and NSU as a whole—continue to positively impact our community, our state, and our country. We continue to hear wonderful stories of how the NSU Edge has given our working students and alumni an advantage in their careers and their lives. The NSU Edge is part of the university’s brand update, which started this past year. This new brand positioning demonstrates how the university gives a competitive advantage to students, alumni, donors, employees, and partners. The update includes a new logo and compelling visuals that can be seen across our campuses. The “Be a Shark” marketing campaign is currently running in media channels across Florida. Nova Southeastern University continued to climb up U.S. News & World Report ’s list of Top 200 Best Colleges. Additionally, the Shepard Broad College of Law Health Law program was ranked 56th nationally, and their Legal Research and Writing program was ranked 20th nationally, by the magazine. OnlineColleges.com ranked NSU 3rd in Florida and 12th overall in the United States for online educational opportunities. NSU is 8th in the nation for overall opportunities for military personnel, 10th in the nation for doctoral degrees, and 11th in the nation for bachelor’s and master’s degrees and credit for military training. The recent philanthropy of Drs. Kiran C. and Pallavi Patel, through the Patel Family Foundation, is bearing fruit. We are on target to open the new Tampa Bay Regional Campus for the fall 2019 semester. The waterfront campus in Clearwater will give NSU a new presence on Florida’s west coast. Serving as an additional site for the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as a new home for all of our current Tampa-based programs, this facility will graduate 150 D.O. physicians each year, adding to those that graduate at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. We also welcomed the charter class of Sharks to the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine. Located on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, this college will train approximately 50 M.D. physicians each year. NSU is one of only three universities in the U.S. to train both D.O. and M.D. physicians. As a leader in ocean and species conservation—and in an effort to reduce plastic waste that makes its way into our oceans and harms marine life—NSU will be eliminating the use of plastic straws on our campuses. Working with our food service vendors, we will begin at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, then follow at all other NSU locations. This Fact Book lays out the data supporting the remarkable teaching, research, community service, scholarship, diversity, and innovation that make me proud to lead NSU toward Vision 2020. I invite you to be a Shark by getting immersed in our drive to support education, community, and social understanding. Go Sharks! George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. President and CEO Nova Southeastern University MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT u