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Terry Mularkey Named NSU’s First-Ever Chief of Staff



FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is pleased to announce that Terry Mularkey has been named the university’s first-ever Chief of Staff. With extensive leadership experience and a track-record of success, Mularkey will report directly to NSU President Dr. George Hanbury.

“I am committed to the success of NSU and excited to start my new role, helping the president take the university to the next level,” Mularkey said. “There are so many things happening at NSU, and my goal is to help coordinate and deepen relationships with business leaders and other stakeholders.”

Dr. Hanbury said Mularkey’s leadership and organizational skills will be key as NSU continues its upward trajectory.

“NSU has been providing an edge to its students and partners, and Terry will be in an ideal position to increase the impact NSU can have on our community,” Dr. Hanbury said. “As we grow, more people want to be part of the exciting things happening at NSU and Terry is going to help me bring that to life. This is an exciting time in the history of our university.”

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Terry Mularkey, NSU Chief of Staff

Mularkey joined NSU in 2014 as the Executive Director for Development and Community Relations.  In his role, he led the fundraising efforts for the university, including academic colleges, nonacademic units and eight campuses. Terry also led the development team for the Realizing Potential Campaign for NSU, with a goal of $250 million, which was completed three years early, and has raised more than $275 million to-date.

Prior to starting his fundraising career, Mularkey served as a U.S. Army Officer on active duty for 21 years until retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served and managed staffs in the military including The Joint Staff in the Pentagon. His numerous assignments and deployments include leadership positions in Italy, Germany, Panama, Grenada, Turkey, and Iraq and awards of distinction including the Legion of Merit, Joint Meritorious Service Medal (3x), the Department of Defense (DOD) Humanitarian Service Medal (3x),  the U.S. Army Ranger Tab, the U.S. Army Special Forces Tab, Master Parachutist Wings and the U.S. Army Aviator Wings.

Mularkey is a native of Fort Lauderdale and a graduate of Mercer University, where he was commissioned an officer of the United States Army. He holds a Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, is a graduate of The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and The Armed Forces Staff College.


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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Top 200 National Research Universities and is a dynamic, private research university providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. Established in 1964, NSU now includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, which is Florida’s largest public library. NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. Classified as a research university with “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. For more information, please visit


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