Dr. Julian Pleasants



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Date of Interview



History of Osteopathic Medicine

Southeastern University of Health Sciences

Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine (SECOM)

Merger with Nova University

Nova Southeastern University

To read more on these topics you can check out the book written by Dr. Arnold Melnick titled, Looking back ... at SECOM : a personal history of the Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine which is held in the Alvin Sherman Library at NSU and you can view the NovaCat record here.

Interviewee(s) Bio

Dr. Melnick joined the staff of Nova Southeastern University when Nova University became affiliated with Southeastern University of the Health Sciences. He was the dean of the college after the merger; and soon became the provost. He retired in 1998 holding the office of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the Health Professions Division at Nova Southeastern University.

To read more on Dr. Arnold Melnick, the HPD Library has a copy of his autobiography which you can see in NovaCat here.


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

1:30:03 minutes

File Size

82.5 MB

Number of Copies

1 copy

Date Digitized

March 2016


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


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Interview with Dr. Arnold Melnick - Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the Health Professions Division