Keiser University Announces Spring / Summer 2017 Commencement Ceremonies

Keiser University welcomes many prominent leaders, as they deliver keynote addresses at over a dozen campuses across the state of Florida.

Keiser University will be graduating approximately 2,800 students, throughout May and June, as they walk across multiple campus stages throughout the state signifying completion of their college degrees and the beginning of the next chapter in their professional lives.

“Keiser University has been serving Florida for over 40 years, graduating tens of thousands of students prepared to make an immediate impact in the workforce and as leaders in their communities,” stated Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor and CEO of Keiser University. “We couldn’t be more gratified by the progress of our graduates and their future contributions to Florida’s economy locally and abroad,” she added.

Each year, the highlight of the commencements for the graduates and the 15,000 expected guests statewide is often the words of inspiration and wisdom delivered by some of Florida’s most prominent leaders.

“Sharing this proud day and celebrating the graduates’ journey with their families, the faculty that have guided them to this moment and Florida’s federal, state and local elected officials is our greatest honor,” said Belinda Keiser, Vice Chancellor of Community Relations and Student Advancement.

The confirmed speakers by campus and ceremony date are:

Flagship Campus in West Palm Beach (May 3, 2017) – Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor of Keiser University
Sarasota (May 9, 2017) – Vernon DeSear, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development of Manatee Memorial Hospital
Pembroke Pines (May 12, 2017) – State Senator Lauren Book
Lakeland (May 17, 2017) – State Representative Colleen Burton
Tallahassee (June 2, 2017) – State Representative Brad Drake
West Palm Beach (June 2, 2017) – State Representative Matt Caldwell
Tampa/Clearwater/New Port Richey (June 9, 2017) – Tara Richter, President and Founder of Richter Publishing
Daytona Beach (June 9, 2017) – Sheriff Mike Chitwood
Fort Lauderdale/Graduate School/Online Campus (June 10, 2017) – U.S. Representative Alcee Hastings
Miami (June 10, 2017) – State Representative Jose Diaz
Port St. Lucie (June 16, 2017) – State Representative Larry Lee
Fort Myers (June 23, 2017) – State Representative Ray Rodrigues
Jacksonville (June 23, 2017) – Former Mayor Alvin Brown
Melbourne (June 24, 2017) – State Representative Randy Fine
Orlando (June 30, 2017) – State Representative Mike Miller

About Keiser University:
Keiser University, co-founded by Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor in 1977, is a private, not-for-profit University serving nearly 20,000 students offering 100 degrees at the doctoral through associate level on 18 Florida campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,800 staff and faculty.

Ranked #23 by US News & World Report in its 2017 Best Regional Colleges South category, Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.

For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit

Photo Caption: Dr. Arthur Keiser with Graduates of Distinction, Board Members, and US Congressman Alcee Hastings.

Contact Info:
Name: Kelli Lane
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Organization: Keiser University
Address: 1500 NW 49th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: (954) 235-0331

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