Administrative records of Ovid C. Lewis, fourth president of Nova University
1982-1998 (served as president from 1994-1998)
Scope and Content
General Correspondence, memos, reports, and proposals are present in the administrative records of Ovid C. Lewis, fourth president of Nova Southeastern University (formerly known Nova University). The majority of the files’ coverage during Dr. Lewis’ time as Vice President of Academic Affairs in the 1980’s until his resignation as President in 1994. For this reason, the collection offers a very thorough portrayal of the many facets of Nova (Southeastern) University from 1982-1998.
The bulk of the material is concerned with the administration of the various schools and programs offered at Nova (Southeastern) University. There are files regarding the affiliation agreements between Nova University and Southeastern University of the Health Sciences before they merged in 1994. Also, many files covering partnerships between Nova University and education programs abroad, namely Panama and Colombia and other degree program proposals are present as well. The challenges of a growing university are evident in the administrative files.
Access or Use Restrictions
Presidential collections are closed to the public. Permission must be obtained from the current University President. Certain files are restricted to protect identities of former staff and/or students.
Finding Aid Created
Finding Aid Creator
Nova Southeastern University Archives
Nova Southeastern University, Office of the President, "A Guide to the Records of University President Ovid C. Lewis" (2008). Finding Aids. 4.