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Alan B. Levan to Serve as Chairman of NSU’s Board of Trustees

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Alan B. Levan

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) welcomes Alan B. Levan as chairman of its Board of Trustees. Mr. Levan has served on the university’s board for 18 years; he was nominated and voted on by the board to serve as its chairman for an initial three-year term. Mr. Levan takes on this responsibility following the leadership of Ron Assaf, co-founder of Sensormatic Electronics, who is stepping down as chairman after 13 years, but will remain on the board.

“I am honored to continue my commitment to NSU by serving as chairman of the board of trustees,” said Mr. Levan. “I look forward to collaborating with leaders across the university and community to build upon the success of those who have served before me.”

Mr. Levan is chairman and CEO of BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX) and Chairman of Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (NYSE: BXG). Under his leadership, BBX has invested in and acquired businesses in banking, investment banking, real estate, retail brokerage, timeshares and other sectors. Mr. Levan has also served as chairman and CEO of Levitt Corporation (NYSE: LEV) and BankAtlantic (NYSE: BBX). He has also served as a director of Benihana, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNHN).

“As a skilled business leader and experienced board member, Alan has been a great asset to NSU for many years,” said NSU President Dr. George L. Hanbury. “Alan has a deep understanding of the university, and combined with his extensive business knowledge, I am confident that he will effectively lead our board of trustees.”

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