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Nova Southeastern University
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NSU University School Names Director of its Upper School

Dr. Scott Fech Will Begin His Duties July 1, 2016

Scott Fech

Dr. Scott Fech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. –– Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) University School , JK-twelth grade college preparatory school, is proud to announce that Scott Fech, Ph.D., has been named the new director of the Upper School effective July 1, 2016.   Fech was offered the position after a comprehensive search process, which included parent surveys, committee meetings, faculty, staff and student input, interviews and candidate feedback.

“I truly believe that Scott is a great fit for our community and I have full confidence in his ability to lead the Upper School into the future and to continue to expand the quality of our academic programs,” said William Kopas, M. Ed., head of school at NSU University School. “His expertise with curriculum enhancement, college placement and academic leadership will be a tremendous asset to all of our students, faculty and staff.”

Fech is currently the director of educational programs at The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Chicago, Illinois. He was previously the high school principal at the University of Chicago Laboratory School from 2012-15. Prior to his time at Lab School, Fech served in a number of administrative positions in the Grayslake Community High School District in Illinois, including two years as principal of Grayslake North High School. From 2002-08, Fech was the principal of Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, Indiana.

Fech earned his Ph.D. in educational administration from Loyola University in Chicago, an M.S. in education from Purdue University-Calumet in Indiana, a Masters of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) from University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto and a B.S. in Education from Indiana University.

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution with more than 26,000 students, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information about NSU and realizingpotential.nova.edu for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.

About NSU University School: NSU University School is a junior kindergarten through twelfth grade, independent college preparatory school that provides a challenging and personalized education within a supportive environment for students of average to gifted abilities. Our students are prepared for productive lives and leadership roles through a program that focuses on academic excellence, extracurricular participation, and service to others. For more information visit www.uschool.nova.edu.