Dr. Julian Pleasants



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Southeastern University of the Health Sciences, Dr. Morton Terry, college of pharmacy, Florida Legislature, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Dr. Melnick, Royal Jonas, Augie Paoli, Ray Ferrero, Bob Steele, Harry Gampel, allied health, Physician assistants, Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), Governor Graham, Hamilton Forman, David Rush, Joe Lackovich, Ron Chenail, dental medicine, Fischler School, chancellor, Hanbury, hospital,

Interviewee(s) Bio

Dr. Frederick Lippman is the Chancellor of the Health Professions Division at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Lippman serves as chief academic officer and reports directly to the President. Dr. Lippman received his degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Columbia University College of Pharmacy and holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration.

A community pharmacist for over 20 years, he has been widely recognized by academic and health care societies and has held important leadership positions in professional organizations. Among his numerous awards and activities, he is the 1986 recipient of the American Pharmaceutical Association's Hubert H. Humphrey Award for Excellence in Pharmacy, a past President of the Broward County Pharmacists Association, and a former Speaker of the House of Delegates of the Florida Pharmacy Association.

He joined the College of Pharmacy in 1987 as Vice President for Pharmaceutical Affairs. In 1989, he was promoted to Vice President for External Affairs for Southeastern University of the Health Sciences.

Dr. Lippman had previously served as Chairman of the Health Professions Division Research Committee. Under his direction, a research laboratory was developed, core high-technology multi-user research equipment was acquired, and protocols and guidelines for research activity were drafted. This development of a research infrastructure resulted in a tremendous increase in basic research funding, research publication, and submitted grants. Students now participate in undergraduate research programs and present their research findings at regional and national conferences.


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

1:15:23 minutes

File Size

69 MB

Number of Copies

1 copy

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 Dr. Fredrick Lippman - Chancellor, Health Professions Division