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Everglades University Overview

Boca Raton, FL
51 to 200 employees
1998
College / University
Education
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Everglades University is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that is independently operated by a Board of Trustees. Everglades University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and ... Read more

Mission: The mission of EU is to provide quality education to adult learners of diverse backgrounds in a collaborative environment where each individual has the opportunity to achieve personal growth. The University seeks to accomplish its mission by combining small class sizes and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • EU’s President, Kristi Mollis is ranked among the Top 10 Women-Led Not-For-Profit Organizations in Florida! This is her 4th year receiving this award. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ4dj

  • Everglades University Ranked #12 in the State of Florida, #59 in the Southeast Region, and in the top 300 schools in the nation by the Women's Choice Award for 2017-2018.

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Everglades University – Why Work For Us?


Corporate History

In August of 1998, Arthur and Belinda Keiser purchased American Flyers College (American Flyers, Inc. now Everglades University). In the fall of 1999, the College’s name was changed to Everglades College and it was relocated to Fort Lauderdale, FL. In January of 2000, the Keisers created Everglades College, Inc. which was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Florida.

In August of 2002, the US Department of the Internal Revenue Service recognized Everglades College, Inc. as a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation and Everglades College, Inc. became independently operated by a Board of Trustees. On September 1, 2002, Dr. Arthur Keiser donated the value of the stock of American Flyers, Inc. to the corporation (Everglades College, Inc.).

Academic History

In September 1990, American Flyers College (now Everglades University) was founded in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. American Flyers College became a nationally accredited college under the standards of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) and was licensed by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities (SBICU) to award Associate of Science Degrees.

In 1997, American Flyers College moved to the Pompano Air Park to better serve its student body. Later in 2000, to better serve the needs of the community, Everglades College added Bachelor of Science Degrees with majors in Business Administration, Information Technology, Applied Management, Aviation Management, and Professional Aviation.

In the fall of 2002, Everglades College became one of the first colleges in the country to offer a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Alternative Medicine.

In January 2003, the State of Florida, Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education granted approval to open the Sarasota Branch Campus of Everglades College. In May of 2003, Everglades College received approval to offer Master’s Degrees in Business Administration, Information Technology, and Aviation Science. In December of 2003, Everglades College officially changed its name to Everglades University and also received approval to offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Technology.

In April 2004, the Main Campus of Everglades University relocated to Boca Raton, Florida. In August 2004, the State of Florida, Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education granted approval to open the Orlando Branch Campus of Everglades University. In August of 2005, Everglades University was granted approval to offer the Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Construction Management. In 2011, Everglades University was granted approval to offer two additional Bachelor of Science Degrees with Majors in Alternative and Renewable Energy Management and Crisis and Disaster Management, and the Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship.

Effective January 2010, Everglades University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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    "Nice atmosphere and extremely professional team!"

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    Pros

    Since accepting the position at Everglades I have met a lot of great people and spoken to some wonderful students. I have learned a lot and continue to grow professionally each day. The University offers some innovative programs and I have been excited to learn about Renewable Energy and some of the unique degree features Everglades offers in our lunch and learn training sessions. For a new counselor it's been helpful!

    Cons

    There is a lot to learn and the training has been daily! I like my co-workers though and have enjoyed my time at EU so far! Part of the downside is the learning curve and a lot of phone calls and emails to communicate with students & follow-up.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the training! Would also like to visit the other campuses to meet their teams, I have spoken to many of them over the phones! I like the innovativeness of the programs we offer I believe that sets EU a part from other Universities! I have also enjoyed meeting the President, Ms. Kristi Mollis, she was great! And so is my Campus Vice President! Really all of the leaders have been wonderful, happy to be on the team!

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Everglades University Photos

Everglades University photo of: President Kristi Mollis and Vice President Caroline King visit McGarther High School to view the Aquapontics System
Everglades University photo of: The Commonweath Award Ceremony, President Kristi Mollis recognized for the 4th consecutive year as top Leader
Everglades University photo of: President Krist Mollis Awarded #2 Top Women Led Non Profit Businesses in Florida 20 17 at the Commonwealth Awards Ceremony
Everglades University photo of: The Place of Hope Angel Moms Event
Everglades University photo of: Sarasota VP, Caroline King Receives LEEDer Award
Everglades University photo of: Sarasota Graduate Robert M.
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Everglades University Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Everglades University (Boca Raton, FL).

    Interview

    The person who I was supposed to interview with quit the day before, so they scrambled around until they got two other directors to do the interview in a conference room. Before the interview was set up, they contacted me by phone and did a phone screen. After the interview, I got an offer by phone the next day and I had to sign their offer letter and complete a personality test.

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    • They read from the job description and asked me typical questions. I don't think they really care who they hire. They will try anyone who seems qualified. YOU should be interviewing them. My sense was that this place reeked of dysfunction, but I needed a job.   Answer Question
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Everglades University Awards & Accolades

  • Top 10 Women-Led Businesses in Florida, The Commonwealth Institute, 2017
  • Everglades Ranked #12 in the State of Florida, #59 in the Southeast Region, in the Top 300 in the Nation, Women's Choice Award, 2017
  • Everglades University Ranked #39 in the 2017 100 Best Online Colleges, TheBestSchools.org, 2017
  • Everglades University Ranked #9 in Top 10 Most Affordable Online MBA Entrepreneurship Programs, EDsmart, 2017
  • 2016 Green Arrow Awards, Biz 941, 2016
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