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Nova Southeastern University Names Terry Mularkey as NSU’s Executive Director of Development

Terry Mularkey, CFRE, appointed as executive director of development for Nova Southeastern University

Terry Mularkey, CFRE, appointed as executive director of development for Nova Southeastern University

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– February 28, 2014 –

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Vice President for Advancement and Community Relations Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D.,  recently announced the appointment of Terry Mularkey, CFRE, as executive director of development.  In this role, Mularkey will oversee the university’s comprehensive major gift fundraising program.

“Terry brings a wealth of successful fundraising and management experience to NSU,” O’Flannery Anderson said.  “His expertise will be instrumental in connecting donors with opportunities to realize their dreams through philanthropy at NSU.  This in turn will help the university to reach our Vision 2020 goals.”

Mularkey possesses a unique combination of private industry, higher education, health and military experience.   He arrives at NSU after having served as senior director of business development for Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company.   He has held several leadership positions during his tenure at Halifax Health Hospice, including as chief development officer.  In the education industry, he served as president for Father Lopez High School in Daytona Beach; as vice president and chief development officer for The Citadel Foundation in Charleston, S.C; and as executive director for alumni relations at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Prior to starting his fundraising career, Mularkey served as a U.S. Army Officer on active duty for 21 years until retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel.  He served and led at every level in the military, including the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.  His numerous assignments and deployments included positions in Italy, Germany, Panama, Grenada, Turkey and Iraq.  His numerous awards and qualifications include  the Legion of Merit, the Joint Meritorious Service Medal (3x), the Army Meritorious Service Medal (2x), the Department of Defense Humanitarian Service Medal (3x) the U.S. Army Ranger Tab, the U.S. Army Special Forces Tab, Master Parachutist Wings, U.S. Army Aviator Wings, Air Assault Badge, and the Joint Staff service badge.

Mularkey is a graduate of Mercer University, with a B.A. in health and physical education. He holds a graduate degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and is a graduate of The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and The Armed Forces Staff College.  He holds the FAA commercial, multi-engine, instrument pilot ratings and is a certified fund raising executive (CFRE).

Mularkey serves as a volunteer board member for the Embry-Riddle University Alumni Advisory Council and was a volunteer coach for more than 15 years in the Ormond Beach Youth Programs.  He served on the Volusia County Futures Board of Directors and the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Mularkey and his wife Nancy, who have three adult children, will reside in Fort Lauderdale.



About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit www.nova.eduCelebrating 50 years of academic excellence!


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