Keiser University

Letter from the Chancellor

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Esteemed Visitors,

Arthur Keiser

On behalf of the Keiser family, our faculty, staff and students, welcome to Keiser University’s celebration of nearly 35 years of excellence in education, culminating in the official transition from Keiser College to Keiser University.  This is a proud moment for all of us and we are thrilled you are able to join us.

When our family started our first school in Ft. Lauderdale in 1977 – with one student and several classrooms – I could never have imagined at that time that 35 years later we would have campuses throughout the State of Florida, cooperative agreements with the university systems in China and Moldova to serve international students, nearly 3,000 staff, and approximately 17,000 students, with associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in several in-demand career fields.

And yet, this is precisely what we have accomplished.

This dramatic growth can be traced directly back to our original commitment to our philosophy that students come first.  Simply stated, they are the reason we exist.  Our mission, and our decades-long commitment to it, is to be accountable to our students by offering an innovative, proven educational approach with small class sizes, highly personalized teaching, hands-on practical training, and flexible scheduling to accommodate working adults and families.  And I am quite proud that this model results in a high rate of graduation and job placement in the field of study of our students.

But I’m also pleased about our contributions to the State of Florida.  By working closely with industry partners and community leaders, we educate men and women who help address the state’s economic development and workforce needs.  After graduation, our students typically stay in state, serving as citizens, taxpayers and community leaders in in-demand occupations such as nursing and information technology.  In addition, we have always taught the importance of leadership and serving the communities in which we live and work.  This commitment extends beyond the classroom as our students, faculty and staff continually seek opportunities to volunteer their time and resources to charitable organizations.  We know this matters to our students, as our graduates routinely tell us this aspect of their education not only benefited their career, but also enriched their lives and families.

I personally invite you to visit one or more of our Keiser University campuses.  I assure you that you will experience a caring, friendly environment which we believe is conducive to successful learning.  This environment, our culture of “students first” and our commitment to quality is the recipe for our success, and it is what helps our graduates enter the workforce with a high degree of personal and professional confidence.

Sincerely,
Arthur Keiser, Ph.D.
Chancellor

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The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald, Graphic Arts and Design Graduate

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada, Graphic Arts and Design Graduate

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly, Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduate

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N., Nursing Graduate

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios, Medical Assisting Graduate

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores, BA in Accounting Graduate

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella, MBA Graduate

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C, MS in Physician Assistant Graduate

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon, Criminal Justice Graduate

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou, Histotechnology Graduate

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams, BA in Business Administration Graduate

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I have been going to another school before, dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information that I need. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor, Medical Assisting Graduate

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley, Information Technology Graduate

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate