Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 10, 2012 – At the fourth annual event held by People of Impact, Evelyn Keiser and other community leaders were recognized for their continual efforts to enlarge opportunities that benefit humanity, serve as lifelong role models with principles and values and serve to better their communities.
Evelyn Keiser was chosen to receive the award because of the overwhelming impact she has made on the higher education system in Florida. After teaching and working in the field of medical technology for decades, she recognized the need for a college that would be student driven with workforce relevant programs. Ms. Keiser and Dr. Arthur Keiser opened the Keiser School in Fort Lauderdale in 1977 and today, Keiser University is a regionally accredited university with nearly 18,000 students studying in over 70 associate through doctoral degree programs and providing employment to approximately 3,500 staff and faculty.
“It is a privilege to receive this kind of recognition, along with the other incredibly qualified and inspirational people who were honored,” said Evelyn Keiser, Chairwoman of the Board of Advisors for Keiser University. The People of Impact’s mission to bridge individuals and organizations with new opportunities provides extensive humanitarian contributions to individuals in need. This truly is a noble organization, she added.
“Women of Impact” is an award to celebrate the contributions and support given by an individual to their community through a variety of different channels. Ms. Keiser’s years of continued service, dedication and support of the educational needs of students pursuing their dreams of higher education is regarded throughout the state of Florida, nationally and across the globe.
About Keiser University
Keiser University, a private, not-for-profit, university founded in 1977, serves nearly 18,000 students pursuing doctoral through associate degrees. The university has been regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1991 and employs over 3,500 faculty and staff on 15 campuses.
Sixty-two percent of KU students graduate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and healthcare fields, providing the talented workforce necessary for Florida to compete globally. The University ranks 1st in Florida and 2nd in the nation in production of Associate of Science graduates in healthcare professions and 2nd in Florida and 3rd in the nation in production of Associate of Science in nursing graduates. (Source: Community College Week evaluation of US. Dept. of Ed–Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System IPEDS)
Keiser University's educational reach extends globally through its international programs including the Latin Division, a cooperative agreement in the Eastern European nation of Moldova, and a campus in Shanghai, China.
For more information on Keiser University, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu.