Education

GEORGE HANBURY

PRESIDENT & CEO, NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, DAVIE

Hanbury has made research a priority at the school, which has nearly 21,000 students in 18 colleges and schools that offer more than 150 programs of study and degrees in the social sciences, law, business, osteopathic and allopathic medicine, allied health, pharmacy, dentistry, education and nursing, among others. NSU, a significant player in Broward County economic development efforts, is opening a 200-bed community hospital that will become a teaching and research facility integrated with its clinics, research centers and clinical trials.

Hanbury, president since 2011, has a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, a master’s from Old Dominion University and a Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic. In college, he pursued a degree in engineering, paying for school with jobs constructing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and helping to run an agriculture feed store in Blacksburg, Va. He changed his focus to law, then — inspired by JFK’s “ask what you can do for your country” speech — to public service. For 30 years, he worked as a city manager for communities in Virginia, then in Fort Lauderdale. A swimmer and voracious reader, Hanbury served as Nova’s COO and executive vice president before becoming president.

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