Annual Report 2021

Message from the President The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges for the entire world in 2020, and many challenges remain in 2021. Nova Southeastern University adapted to the learning and health challenges posed by the pandemic thanks to the dedication of our faculty, our staff, and of course, our students. With the health and safety of our communities as a top priority, NSU made significant technology investments, upgrading 700 classrooms across all campuses and training more than 1,700 faculty members on online learning applications. Across all campuses, NSU installed ionization filters in highly trafficked areas and set up hand sanitizer stations. We also successfully rolled out a hybrid learning model for the entire university, while remaining poised for a seamless transition to normal modalities in fall 2021. The NSU community has adapted admirably to the pandemic, and progress has continued as students at all levels work toward their degrees. And despite the pandemic, NSU welcomed its largest incoming undergraduate class ever in fall 2020. Students who completed their programs were able to experience an in-person commencement in May, with safety protocols observed, outdoors at the Hard Rock Stadium. At the start of the fiscal year, we successfully merged two colleges into the newly named Halmos College of Arts and Sciences and the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Research Center. We also reorganized the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development to enhance its cross-disciplinary strengths by integrating it with the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice, the College of Psychology, and the NSU University School. Additionally, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD) earned provisional accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. This is the important second step to full accreditation, which is planned for by 2023. George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. President and Chief Executive Officer Nova Southeastern University