The Office of the President

President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. is charged by the NSU Board of Trustees with overseeing the overall direction and management of Nova Southeastern University, Florida’s largest private, not-for-profit university with 22,000 students and more than 200,000 alumni in all 50 states and around the world.

Vision, Mission, and Core Values

The Mission of NSU is to offer a diverse array of programs and resources that foster academic excellence, intellectual inquiry, leadership, research, and commitment to community through engagement of students and faculty members in a dynamic, life-long learning environment.

NSU History

NSU was founded in Fort Lauderdale in 1964, during a time of historic social and cultural change. Looking back, it was the perfect time for a small university with a handful of students and some revolutionary ideas to take shape.

Location and Directions

NSU's modern 314-acre Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus is centrally located just 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and close to I-95, I-75, and Florida's Turnpike.

NSU Newsroom

Check out our newsroom, including the latest announcements, updates about alum and faculty, and Nova in the news.

NSU Accreditations

NSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, doctoral, and professional degrees.


NSU Fast Facts

At NSU, we’re all about shark pride—and with good reason! We’ve accomplished a lot in our short history and we’re constantly driving forward to achieve even bigger and greater things. Take a look at our “NSU Fast Facts" to see for yourself.


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