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NSU President Appoints J. Preston Jones Dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship

J. Preston Jones, D.B.A.

J. Preston Jones, D.B.A.

FORT LAUDERDALE (Davie), Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. announced the appointment of J. Preston Jones, D.B.A., to the position of dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. The appointment was made effective Sept. 5.

 “The breadth, scope and depth of Dr. Jones’ academic, business and administrative expertise makes him well-suited to further the recognition and acclaim of the Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship,” said Hanbury. “Dr. Jones has worked diligently in his previous roles overseeing all aspects of our business school. I am pleased to announce his appointment as dean of the Huizenga Business School.”

Jones has provided over two decades of leadership and service to NSU’s Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. His most recent role since March 2012 was as interim dean. He has also served as executive associate dean, associate dean for academic affairs, executive director of the master’s programs, and assistant professor of management. Jones has served as director of the M.B.A. programs, assistant professor of management, faculty coordinator for graduate programs, director of the center for entrepreneurship, and recruiter. Before entering higher education, Jones served in various engineering and management capacities at the Johnson & Johnson family of companies for more than 15 years

In 2011, Jones was appointed to the Technology, Research and Scholarship Board by former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist where he served a three-year term. He is also a member of the Zeta Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society. 

Jones earned his Doctor of Business Administration and M.B.A. degrees at NSU, and received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in Indiana.


About the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship: Serving more than 6,000 students, the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in areas such as accounting, finance, human resource management, public administration, sales and more. The Huizenga Business School also boasts the largest Master of Business Administration MBA sales program in Florida as well as sales certificate. The school is housed in the five-story state-of-the-art Carl DeSantis Building on Nova Southeastern University’s main campus in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida, but programs are available at multiple locations and online. For more information, visit

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 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 an enrollment of approximately 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 visit

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