Welcome to the Community Relations and Student Advancement department of Keiser University. Our purpose is to assist our students as they pursue their educational and career goals, to be a resource for employers as they seek qualified graduates to fulfill their hiring needs and to be of service within our communities.
In 1977 we recognized the demand for a career educational institution that would serve the needs of career-focused students and Florida’s growing business and healthcare communities. That year, we started the Keiser School with just one student, two classrooms and commitments to prepare graduates for professional careers and meet workforce and employer needs, and a belief that community service is a responsibility.
Today, over 40 years later, you will find that our commitment remains the same as it did then and our values of service, leadership development, collaboration, excellence, and integrity drive our efforts and determine our priorities.
Leadership development is a critical element of a student’s education and a necessary attribute for gaining a professional career. At Keiser University, students have many opportunities to contribute and lead in their chosen major and profession. We encourage all students to engage in student organizations such as the Student Government Association, honor societies and clubs specific to their major.
Additionally, students, faculty, and staff volunteer hundreds of hours to charitable causes, raising money and donating their respective talents benefiting those in need. Last year, charitable giving and volunteer service hours through institution driven fundraisers across Florida amounted to over $1.5 million. Recipients included the American Cancer Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the March of Dimes and many, many more deserving organizations.
At Keiser University our students are achieving excellence because of our commitment to student learning outcomes. Most of the majors at Keiser University require an internship, externship or clinical rotations which provide students valuable hands-on learning in a professional setting. Keiser University also knows the importance of soft skills and we address this through a required attendance policy and professional attire policy. The Keiser University writing center is also available for students to advance their writing and communication skills.
Employers have come to expect that our students will be well prepared for their chosen career field as a result of the practical training, focus on professionalism and the solid academic foundation they have learned. As a result, Keiser University is proud to be recognized with high placement rates and graduation rates.
Collaborative partnerships with employers are an essential part of our mission. Employers contribute to our student’s education in many significant areas. Our employers drive many of the changes to our curriculum providing guidance and recommendations which ensure that our curriculum is “state of the practice” thus preparing our students to compete and lead in their chosen fields. Keiser University provides convenient on-site degree programs for major employers, customizing our programs to address the employers’ needs allowing them to retain and advance their valued employees.
We appreciate the opportunity to be of service to our community and our state. We have enjoyed a rich history of achievement and service and thank you for being our partners in changing and enriching lives. Together we will continue to partner for the benefit of students – providing the foundation of educational excellence to make Florida the wonderful place that you and Keiser University call home!
Mrs. Percy and Mr. Williams believed in me. They were more than instructors, they tried to get to know you as a person and tried to understand your goals so they could push you towards them. And Mrs. Crawford from student services helped me find a job before I even graduated. She was dedicated to my overall success.
Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.
The two instructors that have impacted my life are Mr. Williams and Mrs. Percy. Both of them believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. I appreciate their motivation to get me to where I am today.
Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.
If not for my education at Keiser I probably would not be where I am today, in both life and career. It is because of going to Keiser and the instructors I had that I joined a club started by Mr. Williams, The Lakeland Shooters Photography Group, which allowed me to venture into an amazing and very creative field that I use to enhance all aspects of my life.
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.
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.
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…
Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!
Meisha Ebanks, R.N.
I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I had been going to another school before, I dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.
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.
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