Dr. Julian Pleasants



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Date of Interview

Summer 6-12-2009


President of the Bar Association, law school, President, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, DeSantis, Alvin Sherman, Goodwin Trust, Alex Schure, NYIT, SACS, Morton Terry, Southeastern, Stephen Feldman, Ovid Lewis, Allied Health, Osteopathic, Dentistry , George Hanbury, Guy Harvey Institute, Brad Williams, scholarships, Pell Grants,Campus expansion, Undergraduate enrollment, Joint use library, Broward County

Interviewee(s) Bio

Ray Ferrero, Jr., J.D., became the chancellor of Nova Southeastern University in January 2010. Prior to that, he served as the fifth president of Nova Southeastern University from January 1998 to December 2009. Ferrero’s involvement with the university began in 1984 as a member of the Board of Trustees. He served as chairman of the Board of Trustees from October 1988 until September 1995.


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


Length of Audio/Video

Part 1: 60 minutes. Part 2: 58 minutes. Part 3: 30 minutes.

File Size

MP4 file: 2.08 GB.

Number of Copies

10 copies plus .WAV file versions in 3 parts and 1 Time Coded version

Date Digitized



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


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Interview with President Ray Ferrero, Jr. - President and Chancellor