Jacksonville, Fla. – Earlier this month, Senator Rick Scott paid a visit to the Keiser University Jacksonville campus as part of his statewide ‘Make Washington Work Tour.’ The roundtable discussion invited higher education/ school choice leaders and parent advocates from the area to speak with Senator Scott about their concerns for Florida’s education system.
Senator Scott discussed his plan and actions to make higher education affordable for families, and to ensure access to educational opportunities that fit students best by maximizing school choice for all K-12 students.
With the well-being of Florida’s students in mind, Senator Scott spoke about several of his proposals to keep tuition affordable, bring Florida’s educational success nationwide, and ensure parents have a say in their child’s education.
“Every family deserves the chance to send their child to the school that best meets their needs: whether that’s public school, homeschooling, or a private school. And no family or student should worry that attending a college or university will break the bank or rack up mountains of debt,” Senator Scott said. “When I was governor of Florida, I fought every day to make our education system the best in the nation, from K-12 to our colleges and universities. Our hard work with the leaders of Florida’s colleges and universities allowed us to maximize school choice and educational outcomes for K-12 students, while keeping higher education affordable by holding the line on tuition and demanding cost transparency. These actions not only make sense for Florida families, they helped improve our school systems and make Florida the #1 state in the nation for higher education, according to U.S. News and World Report.”
Senator Scott was joined by Belinda Keiser, Vice-Chancellor, Keiser University; Lisa Marie Winslow, President of Keiser University Jacksonville Campus; Dr. John Avandano, President, Florida State College at Jacksonville; Dr. Moez Limayem, President, University of North Florida, and other Northeast Florida Education leaders.
About Keiser University:
Keiser University is a private, independent, non-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students at 21 Florida campuses, online, and two international sites. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, Keiser University currently offers more than 100 degrees from associate to the doctoral level. Keiser University is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and was ranked No. 1 in the U.S.in providing Social Mobility by U.S News and World Report in 2023.