Nova Southeastern University Opens its New Tampa Bay Regional Campus in Clearwater, Fla.

Ribbon Cutting Signifies New Era of Opportunity for Students

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – They said it couldn’t be done. What was deemed a mission impossible turned out to be possible through hard work, dedication and perseverance.

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is pleased to announce that its new Tampa Bay Regional Campus has debuted in Clearwater, Fla. The 311,000-square-foot facility at 3400 Gulf to Bay Boulevard features cutting-edge classrooms, expansive common areas and a two-story fitness center.

“We are immensely proud of this beautiful and state-of-the-art campus, a true Herculean effort by Moss, Baker Barrios, ACAI, all of our contractors, and of course, our dedicated NSU team,” said Dr. George Hanbury, President and CEO of NSU. “However, none of this would have been possible without Drs. Patel and their generous contributions of their time, their talent and their fortune.”

In celebration of its arrival and NSU’s expanded footprint in Florida, the university in collaboration with Drs. Kiran C. and Pallavi Patel held a ribbon cutting to mark this significant occasion. More than 500 attendees came out to participate in the revelry and to take in the completed building and grounds. This new campus was made possible through a generous donation by Drs. Patel of $230 million to NSU – $80 million in gifts and a $150 investment in real estate and facilities to build the new campus.

NSU has been providing a wide range of educational programs in the Tampa Bay area since 1991. The new campus offers a broader curriculum and when fully occupied, it will have approximately 2,000 students and 125 faculty and staff.

The Tampa Bay Regional Campus is home to several educational programs, including serving as a branch site for NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. It welcomed its first class of 150 students in August 2019.

“It is more important than ever to advance the current state of health care,” said Dr. Kiran C. Patel. ““I believe that NSU is the future of multi-disciplinary medical education and together, we will be able to capitalize on an opportunity that will be beneficial to millions of human lives–many right here in Florida and so many others around the globe.”

This new campus is home to the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing, the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, NSU’s College of Psychology and the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice. Some of the areas of study include cardiovascular sonography and speech language communication disorders programs, master’s degree candidates in anesthesia, clinical mental health counseling, criminal justice, developmental disabilities, family nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental health, school counseling, speech-language pathology and national security affairs and several online programs.

The NSU campus will focus on providing dynamic, personalized, multi-disciplinary education for graduates who want to become leaders with an edge over their competition in the workforce.

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): At NSU, students don’t just get an education, they get the competitive edge they need for real careers, real contributions and real life. A dynamic, private research university, NSU is providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree levels. Established in 1964, the university includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center (early childhood education) with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, one of Florida’s largest public libraries. NSU students learn at our campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, and online globally. Classified as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit for more information.


September 16, 2019

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