The American Red Cross is pleased to announce the appointment of Ray Ferrero, Jr., J.D., to its Broward County Board of Directors.
Ferrero became the chancellor of Nova Southeastern University in January 2010. He served as the fifth president of Nova Southeastern University from January 1998 to December 2009.
In Ferrero’s 12 years as president, NSU’s enrollment increased 72 percent. The student population has grown more diverse under Ferrero and NSU regularly ranks first in the number of doctoral degrees awarded to minorities. Ferrero has also expanded the university’s presence in Florida and beyond with Student Educational Centers in all major Florida cities east of Tallahassee, including Miami, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Southwest Florida.
Ferrero was Chairman of the Board for The Broward Alliance for the fiscal year 2009. He is a past president of the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities. He is a previous chairman of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF). He is also a past chairman of the Broward Education Consortium, which includes Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University, Barry University, Broward Community College and the Broward County School District. In addition he is a past president of the Florida Bar.
“In addition to supporting its leadership role in support of our veterans, I will work with the American Red Cross and local business and government leaders to build resiliency and preparedness right here in South Florida,” explained Ferrero. Chuck Laetsch, Broward County Chair for the American Red Cross added, “With Ray’s strong sense of community and his history of building coalitions, the American Red Cross and South Florida residents will be even better served.”