Non-Profit Keiser University Touts Jobs at For-Profit School Owned by Keiser Family
On this website, we’ve highlighted many ways that Floridian Arthur Keiser, the “Chancellor and CEO” of Keiser University, appears to have leveraged his control of that multi-campus non-profit school to make big money for himself. In addition, a front-page New York Times article, a complaint filed with the IRS, extensive research by The Century Foundation, a recent Government Accountability Report, and an April congressional hearing, all have examined the abuse of non-profit colleges by profit-minded college operators like Keiser.
Apparently, Keiser, who is also the chair of the U.S. Department of Education’s advisory committee on educational quality, doesn’t care about all these red flags. This fact just came to my attention: The Keiser University website includes, on its list of available jobs at Keiser, a bunch of jobs at Southeastern College.
Southeastern is a for-profit college, and it is owned by Arthur Keiser and his wife, Belinda.
You can click directly from the Keiser website to apply online for jobs at Southeastern.
At least one third party website, perhaps understandably then, has listed a job opening to be a Southeastern College campus president as a job at Keiser University.
Our previous investigations suggested that substantial resources from non-profit Keiser University, run by Arthur Keiser, are applied to benefit for-profit Southeastern, owned by Arthur Keiser. Southeastern apparently has contracts to pay Keiser University for various services, and perhaps that includes hosting Southeastern’s job listings. But how much overlap between the non-profit school that Keiser is supposed to run for the benefit of students, and the for-profit school he runs for his own benefit, should government authorities tolerate? That includes the U.S. Department of Education, which provides much of the funding for both schools through federal student grants and loans.
(A letter last month from Rep. Kathy Manning (D-NC), asked, as we had previously asked, whether Keiser has taken control of North Carolina non-profit St. Andrews University and whether the aim is also to benefit Southeastern.)
EdSmart, which calls itself “a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and independent rankings,” but is actually a lead generator paid by colleges to steer students their way, just announced its ranking of the “Best Online Law Schools.” Keiser University, whose CEO Arthur Keiser loves rankings, comes in at #9. Keiser doesn’t have a law school. The EdSmart “rankings” explain that Keiser’s “online legal system offers bachelors’ degrees in both criminal justice and legal studies,” as well as related masters degrees. That’s not a law school.