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

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Arthur Keiser, Ph.D.
Chancellor Keiser University

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For more than 45 years, Dr. Arthur Keiser has served the higher education community in various capacities on national and state levels. Currently in his third term, he is a member and the former Chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). In May 2022, Dr. Keiser was appointed to the Board of Control for Southern Regional Education by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. 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 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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A tireless leader for students and an expert in higher education accreditation, Dr. Keiser has been cited by numerous publications and has received many awards and recognitions. In 2022, Dr. Keiser was recognized by the South Florida Business Journal (SFBJ) as one of the Top 250 Power Leaders in South Florida and a SFBJ Power Leader in Education, an honor he has earned in each of the last three years, in addition to being named the SFBJ’s Ultimate CEO. Dr. Keiser has also been named a Florida 500 Living Legend by Florida Trend Magazine and earned the prestigious International Academy of Business and Economics award for his support of business research in the academic community.

Keiser University was co-founded by Dr. Keiser in 1977 and currently has an annual economic impact of $3 billion in Florida, 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 100,000 alumni, and employs more than 3,800 team members. With state and national rankings that include No. 1 in the USA in Social Mobility by U.S. News and World Report (2023), No. 2 for 4-year graduation rates (private, nonprofit, nonresidential campuses) by The Chronicle of Higher Education (2022-23), No. 29 Best Hispanic Serving Institution by Niche (2022), 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 while addressing the talent needs of Florida.

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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 26 athletic programs, which are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and The Sun Conference, two club sports programs, and four developmental sports programs. The Seahawks have won 16 NAIA National Championships and were the recipients of the 2020-21 Learfield Cup awarded annually to the NAIA team with the best outcomes in athletic competition and in the classroom.

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

South Florida Sun Sentinel Evelyn Keiser, co-founder of Keiser University and pioneer for women in education, dies at 100 February 10, 2024
Keiser University Keiser University Celebrates Graduates at 2024 Statewide Commencement Ceremony February 8, 2024
Keiser University Second Annual Keiser University Day at the Capitol highlights University’s impact on Florida February 2, 2024
Florida Politics Keiser University kicks off Capitol Day with NAIA championship celebration January 31, 2024
The Floridian Keiser University at the Capitol: Covers Education, Nursing Shortages, Athletics January 31, 2024
South Florida Business Journal Meet the 2024 Power Leaders 250 – Part 2: Education and Professional Services January 29, 2024
Washington Times International enrollment at U.S. colleges rebounds from pandemic slump November 13, 2023
Washington Times Fraud claims swamp colleges as Biden administration expands student loan forgiveness November 1, 2023
Fort Worth Star-Telegram ‘I did not want cancer to define me.’ Fort Worth mom earns degree during treatment October 13, 2023 Polarized politics aside, student loans are helpful and important | Opinion October 2, 2023
Palm Beach Post Polarized politics aside, student loans are helpful and important | Opinion October 2, 2023
South Florida Business Journal Meet the 2023 Power Leaders in Education August 18, 2023
Keiser University Dr. Arthur Keiser Shares University Insights with Florida Trend August 8, 2023
The EDUp Experience 682: A Family School – with Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of Academy of Art University in San Francisco (Arthur Keiser guest host) July 26, 2023
PEOPLE Magazine Florida Mom of 7 Graduates College as Class Valedictorian with Perfect GPA: ‘Incredibly Honored’ July 11, 2023
Hispanic Outlook on Education Keiser University Fills a Vital Role in Strengthening the Nursing Workforce July 1, 2023
Agents of Innovation Dr. Arthur Keiser, Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Agents of Innovation, #127 June 28, 2023
Florida Weekly Expand educational choice to higher education by expanding the EASE grant March 2, 2023
The Miami Herald Expand school choice in Florida to universities and colleges by expanding EASE grants February 27, 2023
Hispanic Outlook on Education Keiser University Campuses in Nicaragua February 1, 2023
WPBF Olympic gold medalists promote swim safety at fundraiser for Keiser University November 3, 2022
SwimSwam Torres, Lochte Headline Keiser University’s Aquatic Center Community Leader Dinner October 19, 2023
Florida Weekly Support for Hispanic students a proud tradition at Keiser University September 15, 2022
Miami Courant Keiser University tops U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking for social mobility September 13, 2023
Daytona News-Journal Stetson named fourth best regional university in South in U.S. News & World Report rankings September 13, 2023
MSN UF is Florida’s top-ranked school, while universities in South Florida celebrate gains September 13, 2023
Nurses Weekly Graduating More Nurses: New Ideas To Fix Shortage June 22, 2022
Inside Higher Ed Graduating More Nurses June 21, 2022
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 13, 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
South Florida Business Journal Meet the next round of 2022 Power Leaders 250 January 31, 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
South Florida Business Journal Meet the next round of 2021 Power Leaders 250 January 30, 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 Meet the next round of 2020 South Florida Power Leaders 250 February 6, 2020
South Florida Business Journal Keiser University lays out vision for main campus November 21, 2019
Florida Trend Florida 500 Living Legends September 10, 2019
South Florida Business Journal Meet South Florida’s 2019 Power Leaders 250 February 1, 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