Dear Keiser University Community,

As the events of the horrific tragedy in Orlando continue to unfold, it is with great sadness that we have confirmed, Darryl Roman Burt II, an employee of our Jacksonville campus, was one of the victims.  Darryl was a highly respected member of the KU team, and his contributions to our students and his colleagues will not be forgotten. Grief counselors will be available to assist team members throughout this very difficult time.

As we continue to monitor the developments, Keiser University extends its deepest condolences to all of the victims and families impacted by this tragedy.  We have reached out to the Governor’s office and other appropriate authorities to offer our assistance when (and if) needed.

We share our heartfelt gratitude and commend the local, state, and federal first responders who acted selflessly and expediently to save innocent lives.  We have been informed that blood donation is the greatest need at this time. Please call the City of Orlando’s crisis hotline at 407-246-4357 for the nearest official donation site. If you have any information that can assist authorities, please immediately contact 1-800-CALL-FBI.

Again, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragic event.  Keiser University stands ready to be of assistance in the community and throughout our campuses.


Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor

Keiser University