Dr. Julian Pleasants



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Date of Interview



Police Benevolent Association, criminal law, Parker, Rosenthal, Mailman/Hollywood, Bill Gelfand, New York Institute of Technology, Law Enforcement Assistance grants, Panama, Abraham Fischler, Sue Maurer, cluster, Alex Schure, Leo Goodwin, GEICO Insurance, Della-Donna, Uni trust, distance learning, diploma mill, dental school, Nova, Dr. Terry, lobbying, litigation, Ovid Lewis, Ray Ferrero, David Rush, Dr. Melnick, North Miami, Fred Lippman, Southeastern, merger, Fort Lauderdale Oral School, accreditation, ABA, George Hanbury, City of Manager, Broward County, janitorial services, Service Employees International Union, Unico, President Feldman, Academical Village, hospital, North Broward Hospital District, The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), Certificate of Need, Wil Trower, dean

Interviewee(s) Bio

Thomas Panza, J.D., founded Panza, Maurer & Maynard, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale in 1976. He has served as NSU’s outside general counsel since that time and as special assistant to five of the university’s six presidents, including President Dr. George Hanbury.

Mr. Panza earned a M.S. in Criminal Justice from the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at NSU after receiving his J.D. from Stetson University.


This series of interviews was conducted by Dr. Julian Pleasants during the period of 2009-2012 for research in compiling the 50th Anniversary book, The Making of Nova Southeastern University: A Tradition of Innovation, 1964-2014. To read more about the completed book, click here.

Host Institution

Nova Southeastern University - NSU Archives

Archives Location

NSU Archives, Row B, 5, 6.

Format Type

Audio CD

Length of Audio/Video

Disc 1: 54:39 minutes. Disc 2: 47:46 minutes.

File Size

Disc 1: 125.1 MB. Disc 2: 109.4 MB.

Number of Copies

1st disc: 16. 2nd disc: 15.

Date Digitized

May 2016


Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Educational Leadership | Higher Education | Higher Education Administration | History | Public History


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Interview with Thomas Panza - General Counsel