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Dr. H. Keith Wade is the President & CEO of Webber International University (established 1927) and its branch campus St. Andrews University (established 1896). He is also a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Council of Presidents (its supreme governing body), President of The Sun Conference athletics association, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Florida Independent College Fund, and the Treasurer of the Independent Colleges and Universities of ICUF. He holds a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree in business related fields, doctoral level certifications in Marketing and International Business, and is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified in Managerial Accounting.

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Friday Short: The Fine Art of Following Instructions

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 4:19 PM

I love this time of year at Webber International University. The smell of orange blossoms permeates the air. Students spend their relaxing hours enjoying the lakeshore: playing beach volleyball, hanging out by the pool (that's what we do in Florida in March, you see), kayaking across the lake. And, there...

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Friday Short: Lessons From the First Job -- Sometimes You Have to Prove Yourself First

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 9:58 AM

Even though it's still technically winter (and so chilly here at our Central Florida campus that just last week our beach volleyball team had to put shorts on over their bathing suits!) spring is definitely in the air. And, at Webber International University, that means it's all about the job......

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4 Wonderful Things I Learned from the Job I Hated Most

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 6:03 PM

It's that time of year around Webber -- the sun is shining, spring is in the air, and seniors are in their interview clothes. And, it's that time of year when those of us with more experience in the work world just cannot help but try to share what we've...

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Five Important Things to Look At in Off-Campus Housing

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 10:26 PM

I run a university which provides student housing. Whatever your budget or taste, we've got something -- from a basic shared room with the bathroom down the hall, to a private apartment style room complete with private entrance and private bath. And an extraordinarily important part of college life --...

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A Contrarian View of the Demise of the Unpaid Internship

(4) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 3:32 PM

I guess I'm the only one in the nation to think this way, but I'm a little sorry to see the unpaid internship becoming endangered, if not extinct. It's not because I'm an ogre who believes in exploiting the young, but rather because I lament the vaporizing of opportunities which,...

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The Bright Side of College Athletics

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 11:32 AM

With all the negative press surrounding college athletics, perhaps it is time to reflect on the fact that sport can not only peacefully coexist with a wholesome college education but can actually help produce better graduates. There is, in fact, a bright side of college athletics: used properly, sports build...

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What's This Accreditation Stuff All About Anyway?

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 5:52 PM

Over the past few weeks, a few colleges and universities lost their accreditation. Consequently, we have spent a good deal of time lately speaking to students currently attending schools whose accreditation has been removed. As you might imagine, they're both panicked and confused (here's what we've been telling them:

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Why a Smaller Private University Might Be Right for You (and a Few Reasons Why It Might Not)

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 2:35 PM

As new high school graduates finalize their college choices and some college students whose choices did not work out as well as they had hoped look for new homes, for some, an oft overlooked option, smaller private colleges and universities are just the place. And, for others, it's most assuredly...

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Towards a Better Question About the Value of Education

(5) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 4:40 PM

It's probably worth noting my bias: since its founding by Roger Babson (who also founded Babson College) and his wife Grace Knight Babson in 1927, Webber International University has always been laser focused on its graduates getting jobs. When Board members routinely call to ask about the latest job placement...

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