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Dr. Abraham Fischler: A Look at His Life and Accomplishments

DR. Abraham S. Fischler

Dr. Abraham S. Fischler

When you think of the history of education in South Florida, there’s a name that quickly comes to mind – Dr. Abraham S. Fischler.


Dr. Abraham S. Fischler

Dr. Fischler graduated from City College of New York in 1951 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry.  He earned a Master’s in Science Education from New York University (1952) and an Ed.D. from Teacher’s College, Columbia University (1959).  He  joined NSU in 1966 as the director of the Behavioral Sciences Center and Dean of Graduate Studies for NSU’s three original centers. In late 1969, he was appointed Executive Vice President by the Board of Trustees after the first university president resigned. In September 1970, he was appointed President of Nova University by the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Abraham S. Fischler

Dr. Abraham S. Fischler

Under his leadership, NSU continued to develop, and, by the end of his presidential term, NSU became the second-largest private university in Florida, student enrollment increased from 57 students to 10,600, and the university achieved financial stability. As a pillar of education in the community, he leaves behind a legacy that will be remembered for decades.



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