Arthur Keiser, Ph.D.

Keiser University

KeiserArthur Keiser, Ph.D. is Chancellor and CEO of Keiser University, Keiser Career College, and Southeastern Institute. These institutions are comprised of 31 campuses located in the southeastern area of the United States with approximately 18,000 students and 3,000 employees.

Dr. Keiser has served the higher education industry in various capacities for over thirty one years.  He is currently serving his second term as a Board Member of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).  Dr. Keiser is a  Member of the Jacob K. Javits Fellows Program Fellowship Board. He served as elected Chairperson and Board Member of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).  Dr. Keiser was appointed by the Governor of Florida to both the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities and the State Board of Independent Postsecondary, Vocational, Technical, Trade and Business Schools. He has also served as President of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) and is currently serving as Chairperson on the Board of Directors of Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU).   Dr. Keiser was appointed by Commissioner of Education Eric Smith in 2008 to serve as a Member of the Florida College System Task Force.  He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Pine Crest Schools. Dr. Keiser has served on several others committees and various boards, too many to mention.

Dr. Keiser earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration at the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati Ohio. He wrote his dissertation on Benchmarking in Private Career Schools: A Preliminary Empirical Investigation in the Establishment of Quantitative Strategic Indicators in this Specialized Postsecondary  Education sector.

During his thirty one years of experience within the career school industry, Dr. Keiser has been an outspoken leader, has given numerous presentations, and published many articles and reports on various subjects relating to the private career school sector.

Dr. Keiser resides in Parkland Florida with his wife Belinda and has a twenty year old son Robert.



PSCUs open doors to many of the 9 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills. PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.