President Kristi Mollis, Vice
President David Shelpman, Vice President Lori Kaufman and Regional
Director of Financial Aid, Seeta Singh-Moonilall attended the 5th Annual
Angel Mom’s Brunch and Benefit presented by the Coulombe Family
Foundation at the Boca West Country Club.
Place of Hope provides care for over 340 children and youth daily
throughout their campus network. These children have been subjected to
unspeakable abuse, neglect or abandonment. Place of Hope’s missions is
to “place hope” in their lives by providing a stable and caring
environment free of fear and endangerment and most of all abuse. The
event raised funds to support this goal and our team was proud to
sponsor and attend the function!
“Everglades University is committed to
community service and supporting and partnering with organizations like
the Place of Hope. The Place of Hope has changed the lives of so many
children who otherwise would not have “hope.” It’s a tremendous
organization & we are proud to have sponsored this event” stated,
President Kristi Mollis.
Everglades University has recently announced a partnership with
Dallas-based Parker University. Students who wish to continue their
education in chiropractic care will now have a clear path towards a
successful career in chiropractic wellness. From undergraduate courses
at Everglades University straight to Parker University’s Doctor of
Chiropractic program, students will gain the education and skills they
need to become leaders in the field.
Parker University focuses on providing students with opportunities
related to healthcare, specifically in the realm of chiropractic. Parker
has two chiropractic wellness clinics in addition to their research
institute. The research institute includes the Parker Seminars, the
largest chiropractic seminar organization in the world, and the Parker
SHARE products, which provides innovative products and current
information on chiropractic wellness to professionals in the field.
The Doctor of Chiropractic program at Parker University prepares
students for a career in chiropractic wellness, focusing on biology,
chemistry and the physical sciences. “Parker University has a long
tradition of providing opportunities to students interested in pursuing
successful careers in service and healthcare through chiropractic,” says
Dr. Brian McAulay, President of Parker University. “Everglades’
students who complete the Doctor of Chiropractic program are going to be
a tremendous asset to patients and communities in need of dedicated and
compassionate healthcare professionals.”
Both Everglades University and Parker University are accredited by
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Everglades University offers students a well-rounded education in a
variety of health-related fields. Fostering their students’ dedication
to learning, Everglades is happy to give them this added opportunity.
“We believe in fostering a collaborative environment in which student
learning can flourish,” says Kristi Mollis, President of Everglades
University. “This will make an excellent complement to Parker’s
For more information about Parker University’s Doctor of Chiropractic
program, visit parker.edu or call Everglades University at
The AquaGrove will be the latest addition to the EU Sarasota outdoor Solar and Renewable Energy teaching Lab.
The AquaGrove is a solar operated system allowing people in remote
and off the grid areas to grow fish and vegetables in a self contained
system. EU Sarasota students will participate in a pilot program
studying this system and comparing notes to develop optimum operating
capacity as part of the BS/Alternative and Renewable Energy Degree
The AquaGrove is scheduled for installation in September 2017 in time for fall classes.
For the past 15 years, Kristi Mollis has served as the president and CEO of Everglades University,
an accredited, private, not-for-profit university offering bachelor’s
and master’s degree programs online and on-campus. She oversees
performance, operations, and compliance at their five Florida-based
campuses in Boca Raton, Sarasota, Tampa, and Orlando, as well as for
their online division.
“It’s one of the most rewarding jobs,” she says. “I have a strong
passion for inspiring others to discover their purpose and potential
That passion has always driven her to do more—more for the university, the people around her, and the greater community.
Throughout her 27 years as an academic leader, Kristi Mollis has
dedicated her time and efforts to leaving people and places a little bit
better than when she found them. Under her leadership, Everglades
University has grown from one campus to five, from college to university
status, and from a nationally accredited university to a regionally
accredited university. President Kristi Mollis was recognized as Team
Leader of the Year for ACCSC and later elected as a Commissioner for
CommunityKristi Mollis believes that the University’s impact extends far
beyond its classroom walls. Each student that receives a bachelor’s or
master’s degree there will someday go out into the world to apply it.
That is why, when the University expanded its programs in 2012, it was
important to Kristi Mollis to add programs that would potentially impact
our community. “We added degree programs that we felt would
significantly impact the community, such as Alternative and Renewable
Energy Management and Crisis and Disaster Management,” says Mollis. The
university is also committed to community service, working with
organizations such as Junior Achievement, Boca Helping Hands, The Place
of Hope, KIDS in Distress, and Habitat for Humanity.
AwardsRecently, Kristi was ranked second in the Top 10 Women Led Not For Profit Organizations in Florida, in 2017.
The Commonwealth Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to
advancing businesswomen in leadership positions, compiled the list and
it is the fourth consecutive year that she has received the accolade.
She has also been recognized as the 2007 ACCSC’s “Team Leader of the
Year” and the 2012 South Florida Business Leader of the Year in
For the fourth consecutive year, Kristi Mollis, President of
Everglades University, has been selected as a top 10 not-for-profit
honoree for women-led businesses in Florida. The Commonwealth Institute
(TLC), a non-profit organization devoted to advancing businesswomen in
leadership positions, compiled the list through a study that looked at
the characteristics of female leaders.
“It is an honor to receive this distinction amongst such an
accomplished group of businesswomen,” said Mollis. “I am proud to be
recognized by an organization that is driven by a mission I am
President Mollis has been the President of Everglades University for
over 15 years and was named the South Florida Business Leader of the
Year for Education in 2012. Everglades University is regionally
accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities
(SACS) and a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of
(ICUF). Everglades University has five campuses located in Boca Raton, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota and an Online Division.
President Mollis has also served as a Commissioner for a USDOE
recognized accrediting agency and participated in over 30 on-site
reviews as a team leader for both the Southern Association of Colleges
and Universities (SACS) and the Accrediting Commissions of Careers
Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). She was named team leader of the year in
2007 by ACCSC.
Everglades University-President Kristi Mollis with the 2017 Commonwealth Award
The TLC will announce the rankings with a countdown to #1 at its 12th
Annual Women-Led Businesses in Florida Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
on Thursday, May 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jungle Island in Miami.
In addition to networking, awards and recognition, the event will
include an extraordinary panel of women sharing their thoughts.
A list of the Top 50 Women-Led businesses and Top 10 Not-for-Profit organizations can be found here.
The list will be accompanied by profiles of some of the respondents and
an analysis of what it takes for a woman to make it to the top.
About Everglades University: Everglades University has been
accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges since 2010. Everglades University is a private,
not-for-profit university offering bachelor’s and master’s degree
programs that prepare students to advance in their careers or fields of
study. With small class sizes, innovative degree programs, and
convenient on-campus and online class schedules to accommodate working
students and adult learners, Everglades University is committed to
The university provides relevant degree programs to meet the demands
of the evolving job market, which is a result of our partnerships with
industry professionals. U. S. Green Building Council and Everglades
University are weaving the principles of sustainability, green building,
nutrition, and environmental consciousness into its undergraduate
Everglades University’s President and CEO, Kristi Mollis,
oversees all operations at the school’s four campuses and online
division. She is committed to the university’s mission to encourage
student’s professional and personal enrichment, and she also encourages
faculty and administrators to find drive in their own professional and
Kristi sees students’ successes reflective of the university’s
successes and the ultimate reward is for students to achieve their goals
in one of the university’s top bachelor and master degree programs.
Kristi considers her job as President and CEO of Everglades
University the best job she has ever held because she spends every day
inspiring and being inspired by students and faculty using education as
an incredible tool to discover purpose, passion and change lives.
As president and CEO of Everglades University for over 15 years,
Kristi has expanded the university over four different locations in
Florida and developed an award-winning online division, making education
accessible and available to students across Florida and the nation. The
university is well known for its aviation, alternative medicine and
business management degree programs and was recently honored with the
Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s best colleges.
Kristi graduated with an MBA from Nova University and a Bachelor of
Arts Degree in Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace University.
She is passionate about education, environment and technology.