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Arthur Keiser, Ph.D.
Chancellor & CEO
Keiser University

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Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., Chancellor & CEO of Keiser University

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As the Chancellor of Keiser University, Arthur Keiser. Ph.D., oversees and manages all operations at Keiser’s 21 Florida campuses, three international campuses, two in China and the other in Nicaragua, as well as the graduate and online school. Under Dr. Keiser’s four-plus decades of leadership, Keiser University, a private not-for-profit university, has become Florida’s largest independent university and is regionally accredited as Level VI by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS).

Dr. Keiser earned his doctorate in higher education administration at the Union Institute and University Graduate School, where he wrote his dissertation, “Benchmarking in Private Career Schools: A Preliminary Empirical Investigation in the Establishment of Quantitative Strategic Indicators in this Specialized Postsecondary Education Sector.” As a tireless advocate for students, he has given numerous presentations and published many articles and reports on various subjects related to private career-focused schools and not-for-profit institutions.

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Dr. Keiser has served the higher education community in various capacities on national and state levels. Currently in his third term, he is the Chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). He is a current officer for the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) and has also served as Chairman of both the Board of Directors for Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) and the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). Dr. Keiser is a former member of the Jacob K. Javits Fellows Program Fellowship Board and a gubernatorial appointee to the Florida Board of Independent Colleges and Universities and the State Board of Independent Postsecondary, Vocational, Technical, Trade and Business Schools. Dr. Keiser has, also, served as President of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC). He is a former team leader for the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools Accrediting Commission and was a member of the Appeals Panel.

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Among many awards he has received over his life’s work, Dr. Keiser has been recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as the Ultimate CEO and a 2019 Power 250 Leader, by Florida Trend Magazine as a Florida 500 Living Legend, and earned the prestigious International Academy of Business and Economics award for his support of business research in the academic community. 

Keiser University is currently in its 45th year of existence with an annual economic impact of $3 billion, resulting in approximately 30,000 direct and indirect Florida jobs. Beginning with just one student and two employees, Keiser University today offers more than 100 doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees, has nearly 20,000 students and 66,000 alumni, and employs more than 3,800 team members. With state and national rankings that include No. 8 in the USA and No. 1 in Florida in Social Mobility by U.S. News and World Report, one of the Best Colleges in America by Value by Money Magazine, No. 19 Best Hispanic Serving Institution by Niche.com, and as winner of the national Catalyst Award by Blackboard for Training and Professional Development, Keiser University remains a leader in providing a quality education that prepares workforce-ready graduates.

Carrying out a long-term vision, Keiser University acquired its first Florida residential campus, known as Flagship, on 100 acres in West Palm Beach. The Flagship campus attracts students from across the United States and 44 countries, who are seeking world-class academics, personalized campus experience and competitive intercollegiate athletics. Keiser University athletics boasts 25 athletic programs which are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and The Sun Conference (SSC).  Recently, Keiser became the first team in the Sun Conference to win an NAIA National Championship in women’s soccer. The men’s swimming team has earned national championship titles for three straight years. The Flagship campus is also home to the newly expanded College of Golf. South Florida’s first College of Chiropractic Medicine is located nearby at Keiser University’s West Palm Beach campus and in 2018, Keiser University opened its 21st campus in Naples, Florida, primarily focused on master’s and doctoral degrees in nurse anesthesia, among a variety of healthcare degrees.

In addition to a focus on rigorous academics and practical skills training as part of the curriculum, Dr. Keiser sets the example for Keiser University students and team members that community service is a responsibility. Established partnerships and contributions of volunteer hours and resources are too numerous to mention, but a few that are dear to him and the campus communities include: the American Diabetes Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, March of Dimes Foundation, First Tee, American Heart Association, Susan G. Komen Foundation and Soldier Rush.

Dr. Keiser resides in Parkland, Florida with his wife Belinda, who is Vice Chancellor of Community Relations and Student Advancement at Keiser University.

Dr. Arthur Keiser in the Media

Keiser University YouTube Keiser University Aquatic Center: A community initiative led by Dr. Arthur Keiser May 17, 2022
WQCS Governor Appoints 8 to State Boards and Commissions May 17, 2022
Palms West Journal Keiser University buys equestrian estate in Loxahatchee May 17, 2022
Florida Politics Gov. DeSantis names new quartet of Southern Regional Education Board members May 14, 2022
Town-Crier Keiser University Buys Lox Groves Facility To Enhance Equine Programs May 5, 2022
Florida Weekly Keiser University buys equestrian center May 5, 2022
Keiser University Keiser University Acquires Loxahatchee Groves Equestrian Facility to Support Equine Educational Programs and Sports Club May 2, 2022
Keiser University Keiser University Spring Commencement Ceremonies Honor Graduates at 21 Florida Campuses April 29, 2022
Okeechobee News Keiser University purchases equestrian center in Loxahatchee Groves April 28, 2022
RealClear Politics Opinion: Transition to Nonprofit Status Provides Benefits for Higher Ed April 11, 2022
Brevard Business News A statewide leader in nursing education, Keiser University in Melbourne expands its program with a BSN degree to help address the growing workforce shortage April 11, 2022
Keiser University Community Leaders, Sports Notables Join to Support Vision for Keiser University Aquatics Center April 6, 2022
WPTV Keiser’s new Aquatic Center looks to help curb drowning in PBC April 1, 2022
WPBF Lochte and Dolphins’ Kindley support new aquatic center at Keiser April 1, 2022
Keiser University Keiser University Statewide Commencement Ceremony Honors Class of 2021 March 2, 2022
Keiser University YouTube Chancellor Arthur Keiser Presides over Keiser University’s 2022 Statewide Graduation February 9, 2022
Keiser University Keiser University Associate Vice Chancellor Re-Elected President of National Association of Veterans’ Program Administrators December 9, 2021
Keiser University Arthur Keiser Named Among South Florida Business Journal’s Power Leaders in Education October 5, 2021
Tallahassee Democrat Keiser University scores in Top 5 in Social Mobility rankings September 26, 2021
South Florida Business Journal Meet the 2021 Power Leaders in Education September 17, 2021
Florida Courier State universities rise in annual rankings September 17, 2021
Flagler Live University of Florida Is Ranked 5th Best Public University in the Nation as Other State Schools Also Rise September 16, 2021
Florida Trend Florida universities rise in annual rankings September 15, 2021
Fernandina Observer Florida Universities continue to rise in national rankings led by UF September 14, 2021
South Florida Reporter Keiser University gets a nod in U.S. News rankings September 14, 2021
Florida Politics: Sunburn Keiser University gets a nod in U.S. News rankings September 14, 2021
WPEC Florida universities rise in annual rankings September 13, 2021
Keiser University Keiser University Ranked No. 5 in Social Mobility by U.S. News and World Report September 13, 2021
WTVX Florida universities rise in annual rankings September 13, 2021
Daytona Beach News Journal Stetson, ERAU land in US News & World Report’s 10 best regional universities in South September 13, 2021
WUSF Public Radio USF Makes Biggest Leap As Florida Universities Rise In Annual Rankings September 13, 2021
News Service of Florida Florida Universities Rise in Annual Rankings September 13, 2021
Palm Beach Florida Weekly Every Child a Swimmer, Keiser University, West Palm Beach August 19, 2021
Digital Journal Keiser University announces fundraising efforts for aquatic center and Olympic pool August 18, 2021
Keiser University Keiser University Announces Fundraising Efforts for Aquatic Center and Olympic Pool August 17, 2021
WPTV News Premiere swimming facility coming to Keiser August 9, 2021
WPBF News Keiser University to require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 August 4, 2021
Palm Beach Post Keiser University will require its 3,800 employees to be vaccinated August 4, 2021
Keiser University Keiser University Announces Comprehensive COVID-19 Policy for Employees August 4, 2021
Ocala Star-Banner Other Voices: Don’t limit students’ choices for higher education options April 9, 2021
Jacksonville Times-Union Guest column: Don’t limit college students’ access to choose April 8, 2021
Keiser University New Nursing Degree at Keiser University Tallahassee Addresses Florida Nursing Shortage April 7, 2021
Orlando Sentinel Keiser chancellor: Private-school funding bill would limit college choice | Commentary April 6, 2021
WPBF News Grant program for private institutions could change March 31, 2021
Keiser University Keiser University Alumna Becomes Member of Elite Florida Emergency Response Team March 23, 2021
Keiser University Keiser University Ranks Among Top Colleges and Universities Nationwide for Associate Degrees March 15, 2021
Yahoo! News Nursing Students Giving Vaccines February 17, 2021
WPBF News Nursing students get on the job training during pandemic February 17, 2021
Coastal Breeze News Keiser University Opens East Naples Campus February 11, 2021
Listen Notes Dr. Arthur Keiser, Private For-Profit & Non-Profit Colleges & Universities Critical to Economic Future February 4, 2021
Keiser University Keiser University nursing students assist with vaccine distribution at Lakeland Regional Hospital February 2, 2021
Keiser University Keiser University names Ryan Sagers, Ph.D., as new president of Fort Lauderdale and graduate school campuses December 15, 2020
Keiser University Keiser University’s Residence Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Unveils Plan for $100 Million Campus Expansion November 5, 2020
Real Clear Education COVID-19 Reveals the Need for Education Innovation October 19, 2020
Keiser University Keiser University ranks among top colleges and universities nationwide in 2021 September 22, 2020
The EdUp Experience Higher Education Includes Career Education August 25, 2020
Keiser University Keiser University Chancellor Announces Appointment of Dr. Amy Teprovich as Fort Myers Campus President August 25, 2020
Keiser University Keiser University’s Online Division Wins Blackboard Catalyst Award July 22, 2020
Palm Beach Post Rebuilding America: University life to look different in the fall May 28, 2020
Keiser University YouTube Message from Dr. Keiser, Chancellor of Keiser University March 31, 2020
Palm Beach Post Coronavirus Florida: Virus tests Palm Beach County colleges, students March 20, 2020
Orlando Sentinel Tuition-assistance program needs better funding | Commentary February 14, 2020
Chiropractic Economics Keiser University Spine Care Clinic to celebrate 1st anniversary with open house event February 11, 2020
South Florida Business Journal Keiser University lays out vision for main campus November 21, 2019
The Heartland Institute Solving the Nursing Shortage with Education: Dr. Arthur Keiser December 6, 2018
TC Palm New Keiser University campus offers career-focused programs to adult learners June 19, 2017
Yahoo! Finance Keiser University’s Chancellor Dr. Arthur Keiser Named Chairman of NACIQI March 9, 2017
Yahoo! Sports Dr. Arthur Keiser Serves as Chairman of the ADA’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in South Florida August 4, 2016
South Florida Hospital News Keiser University Chancellor Dr. Arthur Keiser Announces New College of Chiropractic and Appointment of Dr. Michael Wiles as Dean February 2016