Central  Florida Higher Education Alliance Members

Advent Health University

At AHU, we develop skilled professionals who live the healing values of Christ. Our students learn how to care for the whole person – in body, mind and spirit. After all, true care extends far beyond physical ailments or symptoms. Whether you’re taking classes with us in Orlando, Denver or online, you’ll be learning from passionate and experienced leaders in the industry, eager to share their experience and provide hands-on opportunities to advance your knowledge and transform health care.


Maggie Kelley, Recruitment Manager

Phone: 407-694-1301


American College of Education

​Laurisa McKissack, Partner Engagement Administrator

Phone: 850-450-3093



​Chamberlain University

Programs: BSN (Jacksonville, Miramar), RN TO BSN, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner, Master of Physician Assistant Studies (Chicago), Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Science in Social Work.


Eddy Fernandez, Healthcare Development Specialist

Phone: 954-478-5466


Florida Southern College

Kimberly Smith

Phone: 863-680-3090


Kristen Pinner

Phone: 863-680-3912


Galen College

Mary Guthrie, Regional Manager Healthcare Partnerships

Phone: 727-403-0905


Christie Soulas

Phone: 484-947-3942


Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit Christian university in Phoenix, Arizona. Based on student enrollment, Grand Canyon University was the largest Christian university in the world in 2018, with 20,000 attending students on campus and 70,000 online.


Lauren Hazeltine, University Development Counselor

Phone: 602.247.3718


Amy Creasman

Phone: 321-358-7053

Herzing University

​Established in 1965, Herzing University is a regionally accredited, nonprofit institution that offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to meet the needs of professionals along their career pathway in the areas of technology, business, nursing, healthcare, public safety, and behavioral health. 


​Kelly Bicy, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development
Phone: 813-316-2084
Email: kbicy@herzing.edu  


Keiser University

Programs: AS Nursing, RN to BSN, BSN (fast track/Accelerated), Business, IT, Forensics, Exercise Science, Histotechnology, Occupational Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Medial Assisting, Billing and Coding 


​Ana Sendir

Phone: 407-273-5800


​Palm Beach Atlantic University -Orlando

Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Orlando Campus offers degree programs designed for flexibility, convenience, and success. PBA’s personalized instruction and Christian worldview empowers working adults to realize their goals and expand their professional opportunities. At Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Orlando campus, our Graduate classes are designed for convenience and affordability. With accelerated programs and classes on demand, earning your degree has never been easier. Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Orlando campus also offers a BSN program in a traditional 16-week daytime format. This program will allow students who have already taken their science requirements to enter upper-level nursing courses and complete the program in about two and half years.

Martha Christlieb

Phone: 561-803-2897


National University

Diana Figueroa

Phone: 954-958-1412


Nova Southeastern University -Orlando

Established in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in 1964 as a small college with some revolutionary ideas, Nova Southeastern University has more than 280 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. NSU's Orlando Regional Campus offers onsite graduate degrees in Physican Assistant and Clincial Mental Health Counseling.


Jessica Alvarez, Assistant Director of Student Enrollment and Recruitment Management

Phone: 863.282.9150

Email: jalvare1@nova.edu

Derrick Osso, Assistant Director of Student Enrollment and Recruitment Management

Phone: 407.264.5632

​Email: osso@nova.edu

Polk State College

Certifications, Associates, Bachelors in Aerospace, Business & Technology, Education, Public Safety, Law Enforcement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Health Sciences (Nursing, Sonography, Radiography, Respiratory, CVT, PTA, OTA). 863.297.1000 – registrar@polk.edu


Christopher Yannes, Career Pathways Coordinator

Phone: 863-669-4901

Email: cyannes@polk.edu

Post University | American Sentinel College of Nursing  

Established in 1890, Post University is a regionally accredited institution offering online RN to BSN/MSN, MSN (with 5 specialty tracks, including Psych & NP), Dual MSN/MBA, MBA Healthcare Administration, and DNP (with 4 specialty tracks). Degree programs are offered in both traditional term-based and self-paced (competency-based education) formats.
Dr. Margaret Gary. Manager, Partner Engagement
Phone: 352-812-8893

Ashley Boothe. Manager, Partner Engagement


Rasmussen University

Programs: AS Nursing, RN to BSN, MSN, Medical Assistant, and many more programs in seven schools of study (SOB, SOHS, SOJ, SOT, SOD, SON, SOE)


Katie Hawkins

Phone: 407-649-0573


Rodney Hockenberry


Saint Leo University

Undergraduate and masters programs. Graduate degree programs in Business (MBA and specializations), Accounting, Criminal Justice-Legal Studies, Theology and much more.


Saint Thomas University

Christine Hurd, Sr. Executive Director Online/ Nursing and Business

Phone: 850-377-1028


South University

Programs: BSN, RN-BSN, Allied Health Science, Public Health, and many more are offered on-site and online.


Chris Dorelien, Director of Admissions

Phone: 407-393-3140

​Email: chdorelien@southuniversity.edu


Stetson University

​Founded in 1883, Stetson University is a nationally ranked private university with four colleges and schools located across the I-4 corridor in Central Florida.

Ken Lundy

Phone: 386-822-7197 

​Email: klundy@stetson.edu

Julia Rentas

Phone: 386-822-7100


Troy University

​Programs: Business; Criminal Justice; Education; Healthcare; Nursing; Psychology; Social Work; Liberal Arts; Computer Science and many more are offered on-site and online. (Associate’s-Bachelor’s- Master’s-Doctoral-Certificates).

Sylvia Rhodes

Phone: 813-835-6220


Susan Hoffman 

Phone: 813-835-6220


University of Arizona -Global Campus

Programs: Business Administration, HRM, MNG, MKT), Teaching Certificate. Health Sciences programs include Healthcare Admin., Health Informatics to BSN, MPA, HIM, and much more.

Allison Goodwin

Email: allison.goodwin@staff.uagu.edu

Ebony White

Phone: 407-775-9561

​Email: Ebony.White@staff.uagc.edu

University of Phoenix

Associates – Bachelor’s – Master’s – Doctorate:  Degrees and Certificates
Business; Education; Healthcare; Nursing; Psychology; Behavioral Sciences; Technology

Dr. Diane Berry, Senior National Account Specialist

Phone: 813-313-1231


Schedule an appointment with her: https://bit.ly/UOPXAppointmentDrDiane

Justin Giacomino, National Account Manager

Phone: 813-313-1230


​University of Texas Arlington Online

Otavia Kennedy

Phone: 614-955-0367


​Walden University
Walden University is a private online for-profit university headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It offers 100 + degree programs in a wide variety of fields of study. Walden is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and many programs have specialized accreditations.
Eddy Fernandez, Sr. Healthcare Development Specialist
Phone: 954-478-5466

Warner University

Warner University is located in Lake Wales, FL — just south of Orlando. With almost 1,200 students from over 30 states and 20 countries, Warner University provides a diverse, intentional, and Christ-centered community.
The “family feel” is what Warner University is all about. With a 14:1 student-to-professor ratio in the classroom, students can experience intentional learning in a setting that allows for making life-long friendships. Free tutoring and academic review services are also available — for every student. Our signature programs include Agriculture Studies, Business Administration: Management, Exercise Science and Pre-Physical Therapy.
With 21 athletic programs, students can pursue their dream of playing at the collegiate level while being poured into by coaches who care about spiritual development as much as they do about performance.
From the classroom and residence halls to the athletic field and cafeteria, students at Warner University are surrounded by faculty and staff who are committed to equipping them to pursue all that God has called them to be.


Joel Flaming, Assistant Director of Admissions

Phone: 863-638-7683


Scarlett Jackson

Phone: 863-638-7297


West Coast University

Liz Cabrera Sacchetti


Western Governors University

All online Graduate and Undergraduate programs; 60+ degrees in Business, IT (including Cybersecurity), Nursing and Health Care Professions, and K-12 Education. Certifications available.


Jaime Figueroa