We’re continuing to feature members of our club. If you’d like to be featured, please send a note to Jennifer Kifer, VP of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This month, get to know Lisamarie Winslow of Keiser University.
Propeller Club Member: Lisamarie Winslow
Company Name: Keiser University
Title: President, Jacksonville Campus
Where are you from/hometown?
Greensboro, North Carolina
How long have you lived in Jacksonville?
Briefly explain your job and major responsibilities:
Chaos manager. Seriously, I provide guidance and support so my faculty and staff may support our students to achieve their academic and career goals. I have direct oversight of the campus, a 66,000 square foot facility, about a 100 faculty and staff members and the well being of 700 students pursuing about 20 or more academic programs in the Keiser University System. Keiser University is a not for profit, regionally accredited university with over 20,000 students statewide with 3 international campuses and a traditional campus in West Palm Beach, FL. We offer PhDs, master’s, bachelor’s and associate programs of study. We focus on each and every student’s unique needs and their career pursuits.
How long have you worked at your current job?
7 years this year
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Graduation! It is an amazing feeling to not only be privileged to see a person transform from when they enter the university, but to see them walk across that stage with confidence and pride in their respective accomplishments.
Any prior employment you’d like to share?
I have worked in higher education 22 years; providing products and services to institutions for 15 years, and now directly in academia for 7 years. Almost my entire professional career has been in higher education. Anything beyond that we would be talking about my babysitting days.
If you went to college, where did you go and what was your major/minor/degree?
I completed my undergraduate degree from Campbell University in North Carolina and my master’s degree from Mary-Hardin Baylor University in Texas.
How long have you been a member of the Propeller Club?
Why did you join the club? Please also include your favorite thing about the Propeller Club.
I joined the club because I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn about the industry of transportation and logistics (T&L). I had made a decision to bring the T&L program to the Jacksonville Campus. This was new for the university. My Dean of Academics, Debora Johnston, with many others in academia, and our advisory board started out developing the curriculum. I thought the Propeller Club would help me/us learn the players and gain knowledge in the industry. And it, The Propeller Club, has been a tremendous asset to us.
What is your favorite Propeller Club event?
Come on, that is not even fair to ask, the annual Pirate Party of course!
I have a wonderful husband of 20 years, Scot, and three amazing children: Tobin 16, Aiden 13 and Kaitlin 10.
What is your proudest moment/achievement?
Watching my children turn into responsible young people.
What is something unique about you that you’d like to share…hobby/hidden talent/award?:
I am a horrible golfer, but I love learning about how to master the game.
Anything else you’d like members of the club to know about you?
It is my purpose to make our Jacksonville community a better place to live for all.