Following the ‘aha’ Moment

NSU's Steven Harvey, M.B.A., assistant dean of operations and administration, H. Wayne Huizenga college of Business and Entrepreneurship

Steven Harvey, M.B.A., began his relationship with NSU when he was recruited to play baseball for the university. “I had so much fun as an undergraduate, there was no question I would continue my education here,” he said.

“While my intention was to get my graduate degree, leave the university, and take that education out into the corporate world, it was such a dynamic time for the business college, I decided to stay,” Harvey said. His career began in the college’s marketing department, while pursuing his M.B.A.

To say it was the best decision he ever made is an understatement, according to Harvey. “As the business school grew, I was given a chance to grow along with it. I look at the past 25 years, and I don’t know where the time has gone,” he said. Today, Harvey serves as assistant dean of Operations and Administration at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. He’s said that, if he has the choice, he’ll never leave.

While Harvey always contributed financially to his alma mater, a luncheon hosted at the college opened his eyes to doing more. He recalled two graduates, one from the Huizenga College of Business and the other from the Shepard Broad College of Law, telling their reasons for giving to NSU.

“I thought to myself, ‘I’m a graduate, too, but I’ve received so much more—mentorships, a livelihood, and colleagues who are like family to me.’ It wasn’t until that day that I had this ‘aha’ moment,” he pointed out.

The idea of a legacy gift hit home. “There is no better place for me to begin my philanthropy than NSU, to show gratitude for embracing me from the very beginning, and for helping me create memories I’ll never forget. In this exchange, I am the fortunate one,” Harvey declared.

For more information about creating a legacy gift, please contact Andrea Darlow, senior director of development for legacy gifts at (954) 262-2135 or at