Keiser University Vice Chancellor Earns 40 Under 40 Young Professionals Award

The South Florida Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has named Keiser University Vice Chancellor Robert Keiser, Ph.D., among the 2021 recipients of the 40 Under 40 Outstanding Young Professionals of South Florida award.

“It is an absolute honor to be associated with such a wonderful organization and I’m excited to be among the honorees of this award,” said Keiser. “The battle against Cystic Fibrosis is an important and worthwhile fight, and I look forward to helping the South Florida Chapter raise much needed funds that will be used to fund research and find a cure.”

As a member of the 40 Under 40 class of 2021, Keiser will be provided the opportunity to take part in a 10-week fundraising campaign to raise vital funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission. Honorees are expected to fundraise a minimum of $2,500 to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Fundraising begins on September 9, 2021 and will end at midnight on November 19, 2021.

Keiser joined Keiser University in January 2021 as the Vice Chancellor of the Graduate School. In this role, he manages graduate school operations at 21 Keiser University campuses throughout Florida and two international locations overseeing more than 100 faculty and staff. He previously served as the Executive Director of Southeastern College, responsible for management of the school’s five campuses in Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

In addition to his commitment to improving lives through education, Keiser is committed to improving the lives of those around him through charitable work. His previous partnerships and contributions of volunteer hours and resources include the All-Saints Soup Kitchen, American Diabetes Association, March of Dimes Foundation, First Tee, American Heart Association, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Soldier Rush.

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care.

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 associates to the doctoral level. Keiser University is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and was ranked No. 11 in the U.S. in Social Mobility by U.S. News and World Reports in 2021. Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution. For more information, visit

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