Search NSU News Center

News Releases Archive


Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954

NSU Executive Vice President & COO Recipient of Glass Ceiling Award

Jacqueline A. Travisano, M.B.A., CPA, NSU's executive vice president and chief operating officer

Jacqueline A. Travisano, M.B.A., CPA, NSU’s executive vice president and chief operating officer

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.- March 18, 2014 –

Jacqueline A. Travisano, M.B.A., CPA, Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named a 2014 recipient of the Glass Ceiling Award presented by the Florida Diversity Council.

Travisano is one of 13 women who were recognized during the Fourth Annual Florida Women’s Conference, held earlier this month. The National Diversity Council seeks to recognize and honor women who not only achieved personal success but have made it possible for others to more easily follow in their footsteps.

Recipients of the Glass Ceiling Award were honored for meeting certain criteria, including, but not limited to: demonstrated leadership excellence; maintained a steady increase in responsibility throughout their career; established a record of accomplishments in areas of expertise; provided a positive influence in the workplace; and demonstrated integrity and high ethical standards.

Travisano’s career encompasses more than two decades of service to higher education and non-profit organizations in various capacities. Immediately prior to joining NSU, Travisano served as vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer at St. John’s University in Queens, New York.

She holds an M.B.A from Chatham University, a B.S. in Business Administration from Robert Morris University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.



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 Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence!


Media Contact:

Julie Spechler | Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5348 (office)
954-593-3361 (cell)