Dr. Thomas Nguyen joins West Palm Beach campus as Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations


South University welcomes Dr. Thomas Nguyen as the new Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations at the West Palm Beach campus. Dr. Nguyen joins South University with over 15 years of teaching, legal and academic administration experience, working for institutions such as the University of Miami, Broward College, Miami Dade College, and Indian River State College. He earned his PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Florida Atlantic University, and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from the University of Miami. While in college, he was selected as Student Leader and Man of the Year at UC Santa Barbara and served as a White House Intern. As a law professional, he is a member of the Florida and Federal Bars. As an Intelligence Specialist with the United States Navy, he served as a reservist and as Individual Ready Reserve. His administrative roles in higher education include Department Chairperson for Natural and Social Sciences, Director of The Law Center (paralegal studies and pre-law), Associate Dean for Student Services, Associate Dean for Public Safety, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services. Dr. Nguyen will be a great asset for South University as he shares the same values as he “believes in giving students a positive and personal learning experience, so they can reach their highest potential.”